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VXST Futures and VIX Index Both Rose More Than 26% Today – By Matt Moran

July 31, 2014 — In a July 26 piece that now looks as if it could be rather prescient, in last weekend’s Barron’s Striking Price Column, Steve Sears wrote — “BlackRock, the world’s largest asset-management firm, is telling clients that equity-options volatility is now the last cheap asset class in the financial market. With the […]

Is September the Cruelest Month for Stock Investors? – By Matt Moran

The highly regarded 1922 poem “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot begins —  “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” What has been the cruelest month for stock investors? While October has a reputation for being a volatile month with […]

Record 3-Week VIX Drop, and Diversification Ideas By Matt Moran

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 – Yesterday the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) closed at 12.46, its first daily close below 13.00 since June 2007.  In addition, the S&P 500® Index reached a 5-year high yesterday. BIGGEST 3-WEEK DROPS Over the past three weeks (ending Jan. 18th) the VIX Index fell 45.2%, its biggest-ever 3-week fall in […]

25 Years Ago, the VXO Index Topped 150

Twenty-five years ago, on October 19, 1987, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) fell by 20.5%, and the CBOE S&P 100 Volatility Index (VXO) rose by 313% to close at an all-time daily closing high of 150.19. Below are key values for seven trading days in October 1987 — VXO INDEX – 25 YEARS AGO – […]

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