|Day's Range||12.55 - 13.52|
|52 Week Range||10.17 - 36.20|
Fund managers are the most bearish they’ve been since 2008, and they’re rushing into bonds and defensive sectors. But with pessimism so high, the odds may favor more upside.
Because the Volatility Index has not gone lower, "you need to be careful when you see the averages rallying like this morning," Jim Cramer says.
How to supercharge dividend stocks by selling downside put options against them and positioning to buy the stocks on pullbacks.
There's a key measure of stock market volatility that shows why this month's sell-off has been different than the drop in December. The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, is sometimes known as "the fear gauge." The VIX helps measure Wall Street's expectations for large shifts in the stock market in the coming months by looking at prices on S&P 500 options. The VIX is near 18.50 on Friday – close to its 200 day moving average of 16.98.
Aside from a punchy increase in US consumer confidence, I am not sure we heard news in European/US that we hadn’t already heard and interpreted in Asia yesterday. However, the US reaction was certainly vastly different from how Asia traded yesterday and there has been a clear bid in safe-haven assets.
The Latest on Market Volatility, Apple, Chip Stocks, and MoreVolatility surged after the return of the trade warThe CBOE Volatility Index, which is also tracked by the iPath S&P 500 VIX ETF (VIX), a gauge of fear in the stock markets, has been
Despite a deterioration in U.S.-China trade relations and a sell-off starting in early May and continuing through Monday, many hedge funds have closed positions betting on a VIX spike. The call-to-put ratio for VIX options — that is, the percentage of people betting on a rise versus a fall in volatility— has since returned to lows not seen for months. "It would appear that the majority of hedge funds do not expect another sharp rise in volatility, and that they have concluded that the correction has run its course," Takada wrote.
In our opinion, there are a number of elements to the unfolding global market economics that play into our future expectations. China becomes one of the biggest unknowns simply because we believe the best information we have at the moment is shaded and hidden in terms of true values. Let’s take a minute to discuss a few of them…
Alessio de Longis, OppenheimerFunds portfolio manager for the Global Multi-Asset Group, talked to Yahoo Finance On the Move about whether investors should be worried about the inverted yield curve.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.82% to close at 25,532.05. The S&P 500 gained 0.80% to end at 2834.41, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.14% to close at 7734.49.
With Uber pricing near the bottom of its range last night, all eyes are on how it performs this morning. But investors might also take note that technology stocks are at a key technical level. And as tech goes, so may go the market, according to All Star Charts Institutional’s Top 10 Charts of the […]
Stocks tumbled at the start of Monday's session after President Donald Trump announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods.
I guess many people are familiar with the old saying “sell in May and go away”. The meaning of the strategy is as follows: May is a month of calm when you’d better close the majority of positions instead of taking active steps. Is it true?
With the expected pricing of Uber next week, U.S. IPO issuance will be at the highest level since 2008. Volatility is also depressed, with the VIX on a steady downtrend. That, combined with the S&P 500 reaching a new record, might suggest a “risk on” environment. But at least one technical indicator tells a […]
The US stock markets took a nosedive early in the regular trading session after the QQQ briefly advanced to new All-Time Highs yesterday’s morning. With the QQQ and other symbols nearing fresh new highs, traders should expect volatility to increase as trading systems and traders to look for any signs of a top to set up.
Stocks around the globe fell on Wednesday as a continued flight from healthcare shares dragged on Wall Street, overshadowing upbeat economic data from China. The S&P 500 dipped as the healthcare index dived 2.9% to erase its year-to-date gains on continued fallout from concerns about potential changes to U.S. policy, including a "Medicare for All" proposal by Senator Bernie Sanders. The decline in U.S. stocks weighed on MSCI's 47-country world index, which was buoyed earlier by better-than-expected Chinese data showing the country's economy grew 6.4% in the first quarter.
Our researchers, at Technical Traders Ltd., believe this current upside price move is nearing the end of any immediate upside potential.