Tag: Volatility Index

  • Tips for Trading the Market Chaos

    Tips for Trading the Market Chaos

    The sky is falling. The sky is falling – again. The markets are taking another nasty hit on bank failure contagion fears. The Dow is down 380 points.  The S&P 500 is down 37.  The NASDAQ is own 85 because of it.  Even the volatility index just spiked above 20, telling us fear is erupting.…

  • 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…