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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Now we can measure economic policy uncertainty

Jul 12, 2017
"As economic policy becomes less clear and more uncertain, small businesses are more hesitant to invest," economist says.
Traders monitor prices in the Volatility Index (VIX) pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
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'Fear index' at its lowest level since 1993

May 9, 2017
VIX, known as the 'fear index,' gauges market volatility.
Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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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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How the VIX index tracks investor fear

May 5, 2014
When stock markets are going down, the VIX index is going up.

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.

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