The VIX doesn’t often lose 35% of its value in 7 trading days and this is one of those rare occasions. A collapse in volatility is not usually followed by large market declines; in fact it tends to be followed by intermediate-term rallies. If this follows the past, the market will have a short-term pullback… [Read More]
In May of 2011, Invesco introduced the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV). At least four more low volatility ETFs were created during 2011, including USMV, EEMV, ACWV and EFAV. Since the start of 2012 another seven such ETFs have entered the market: EELV, IDLV, PHDG, XSLV, LGLV, SMLV, and XMLV. You may wonder… [Read More]
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The VIX is trading below its lifetime average of 20 with analysts calling for a potential drop to 15. Stocks rallied for another session on earnings anticipation despite a disappointing retail sales report.
Stocks closed higher once again on earnings anticipation. Intel beat estimates and 66 S&P 500 companies report next week. Retail sales fell .3% depressing the sector while technology stocks climbed.
The VIX index is widely known in the financial world, but also universally misunderstood and often misused. Here, David Goodboy lays out some simple tricks to use the VIX to your advantage.
Many people talk about the VIX. But few know the proper way to use the VIX in their trading. Here’s some sound research on what the VIX truly measures, and how best to interpret it as a short term trader.