Tag Archives: VIX

BREXIT Uncertainty and Volatility

  “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.”― Heraclitus The only thing certain about the market is uncertainty. The US FED seemed quite confident that they’d be raising interest rates twice this year just a few weeks ago. Now … Continue reading

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As the Market Storm Rages

In a blog ~10 days ago, we looked at where markets may be headed. The two inferences then were that a downtrend may continue, and that a deeper fall in the markets in 2016 appears likely. Frankly, I did not … Continue reading

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Later: Right After The Storm Passes?

We’ve discussed this before. “Later,” says Chairperson Janet Yellen of the US FED, the organization with a treasure chest that never empties. She refers to raising the FED interest rates from their floor of 0%, of course. Something she has … Continue reading

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VIX: Calm Before a Storm?

After predicted volatility, early this year, the VIX (SP500 Volatility Index) has settled down to a low not seen since late last year. It fell below 12 within the past trading session, and settled a little above 12 at the … Continue reading

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Vague Causes Bandied About – Market Hindsight

I meant to post this the weekend of the 7th of March. Hesitated; perhaps because it may have seemed something of a “told you so!” follow on to a post about markets at record highs recently. Or because there didn’t … Continue reading

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Markets at Record Highs this week…

The SP500 has broken out and above its recent trading channel, heading to an all-time record high of 2097. The Dow Jones index is above a psychological 18,000 level, and the Nasdaq-100 index is very close to its all-time high … Continue reading

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Violent Volatility in the SP500

Headlines on market news sites scream: “The market is up 3% for the week!” And, “The losses of January erased!” Yes, it is up 3% for the week…but hasn’t changed much at all since the beginning of the year as … Continue reading

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