Some analysts and investors are saying that a popular measure of the volatility expected in the stock market may have made things worse.
The last few days have seen big swings in the global stock markets. During such volatile times, investors often shift their assets to what are called safe-haven currencies, traditionally the Japanese yen or Swiss franc. Why does that happen, and is now a good moment for safe havens? Click the audio player above to hear […]
But the bigger context is volatility in the markets has actually been falling over the last 30 years.
While the markets closed today with a slight loss, they opened at a high point. This morning, the Dow broke 26,000 points for the first time in its 120 year history — and that’s after a year with practically no dips to speak of. But that lack of volatility has some market watchers a little […]
If a lot of voters are increasingly anxious about Election Day, what about the people who make their living predicting outcomes — stock traders.
Volatility is millions of little choices made by a giant community of investors.
So there has been all kinds of volatility on Wall Street lately — triple digit ups and downs. Well, consider this: 27 years ago yesterday, October 19, 1987, was ‘Black Monday.’ The Dow was off 22 percent that day which came out to 508 points. The next day, known as ‘Terrible Tuesday,’ nearly caused the New York Stock Exchange […]