How volatile is the market? Let's consult the VIX

Aug 26, 2015
We ask Robert Whaley, the father of the index, what all that 'noise' is about.
Posted In: VIX, stock market, market volatility
Headless horseman

Why the VIX is like the Headless Horseman

Oct 22, 2014
The VIX is also known as the Fear Index. Making it perfect for Halloween
Posted In: VIX, market volatility, Halloween, whiteboard
Judy Garland Wizard of Oz

How the VIX index tracks investor fear

May 5, 2014
When stock markets are going down, the VIX index is going up.
Posted In: VIX, Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, Wizard of Oz, fear

Dow, S&P at five-year high; VIX drops to five-year low

Jan 22, 2013
Two of the major stock indices closed at five-year highs today, while the CBOE Volatility Index drops to its lowest since April 2007.
Posted In: Dow, S&P, market volatility, VIX, stock market