Tag: VIX

  • What to Expect Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

    What to Expect Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

    Midterm elections are just around the corner. And with it, we’re likely to see volatility, as usual. Ahead of the midterm elections in 1990, the VIX jumped from 16 to 36 Ahead of the midterm elections in 1994, the VIX jumped from 11 to 18 Ahead of the midterm elections in 1998, the VIX jumped…

  • Here’s Why Markets Have Been Wildly Volatile

    Here’s Why Markets Have Been Wildly Volatile

    Markets are getting crushed. At the moment, the Dow Jones is down another 488 points.  The NASDAQ is down 400, as the S&P 500 slips 102.   All thanks to the same culprits – the Federal Reserve, sky high inflation, with the 10-year Treasury yield at its highest point since November 2018. Plus, while the “Federal…

  • The 3 Best Ways to Hedge for Wild Volatility

    The 3 Best Ways to Hedge for Wild Volatility

    Volatility could easily rocket higher with a great deal of uncertainty, we noted Sept. 17. In fact, volatility is spiking at the moment.  All thanks to rising bond yields, which just hit a high of 1.545%, the potential government shutdown if Congress fails to approve funding by this Friday, and default if the debt ceiling…

  • One of the Top Ways to Trade the Excessive Volatility

    One of the Top Ways to Trade the Excessive Volatility

    Markets have become incredibly volatile ahead of the elections, and on continued uncertainty over more stimulus.  We’ve seen the market run up hundreds of points, only to close the day down hundreds of points.  It’s been that crazed. This morning, futures are down slightly.  The Dow is down 26, as the NASDAQ remains flat.  The…