Today’s trading was the very definition of volatility

Feb 6, 2018
But the bigger context is volatility in the markets has actually been falling over the last 30 years.
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Why the Dow breaking 26,000 points is making some analysts nervous

Jan 16, 2018
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…

On Wall Street, managing anxiety by hedging

Nov 2, 2016
If a lot of voters are increasingly anxious about Election Day, what about the people who make their living predicting outcomes — stock traders.
 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 1, 2016 in New York City. As Wall Street continues to feel election uncertainty, the Dow Jones closes fell more than 100 points. 
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Weekly Wrap: Janet Yellen and market volatility

Feb 12, 2016
David Gura and Nela Richardson join Kai to recap the week that was.

Market volatility, at the atomic level

Feb 3, 2016
Volatility is millions of little choices made by a giant community of investors.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the end of the day on January 15, 2016 in New York City.
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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.

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
The Headless Horseman on stage at The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring 'Sleepy Hollow' at Dolby Theatre on March 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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Volatility in context

Oct 20, 2014
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…

How stock market volatility could impact the economy

Oct 16, 2014
It's been a wild week on the stock market. The causes are numerous--from Europe to ebola to weak economic growth in the United States. But what are the likely effects--beyond the markets themselves?