Does High Volatility Always Follow Low Volatility

Does High Volatility Always Follow Low Volatility

 It’s déjà vu all over again! The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, also known as the VIX, tracks the prices of options on the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index. Since options often are used to hedge portfolio risk, the VIX is...

Weekly Perspective, December 19, 2011

The Markets If it feels like the stock market has been volatile this year, you’re right. Here are a few examples: Three-month historic volatility for the “fear” gauge known as the VIX hit a record on  October 31, surpassing the prior peak from...