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How can investors keep an eye on future market volatility?

Sep 1, 2022
The VIX, also known as the "fear gauge," is one measure. What does it tell us, and what are its limits?
Robert Whaley developed the VIX after analyzing S&P index option prices on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Above, the exchange in 2017.
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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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