Feb 7, 2018

02/07/2018: The VIX — an instrument of mayhem?

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(Markets Edition) Who's to blame for all of this recent financial turbulence? Some are pointing fingers at the VIX Index, which measures volatility. We'll look at some of the frustration directed toward it. Afterwards, we'll discuss the success of Tesla's ambitious…

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Who is to blame for the recent market volatility?

Feb 7, 2018
Some analysts and investors are saying that a popular measure of the volatility expected in the stock market may have made things worse.
People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) before the opening bell on Tuesday.
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(Markets Edition) Who’s to blame for all of this recent financial turbulence? Some are pointing fingers at the VIX Index, which measures volatility. We’ll look at some of the frustration directed toward it. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the success of Tesla’s ambitious Falcon Heavy launch, and some of the competition Elon Musk will have to face.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC