The Derivative.: VIX

16 Sep 2019

Crude Traders…. Remember the Middle East?

Like a Fresh Prince of Bel Air flashback from the early 1990s, middle east violence and geopolitical fears shot back into commodity traders’ lexicon yesterday – with Oil spiking nearly 20% on news there was a coordinated drone attack against Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. The fantastical headlines by the likes of CNBC followed shortly after: […]

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21 Feb 2019

Throwback Thursday: Vixmaggaedon

Last year around this time, stocks had just given investors a 6% return in the month gone by, after posting 21% in 2017, after averaging about 15% per year in the eight years before that. It seemed like all systems go – business as usual – with a benign VIX reading of 13.50 showing markets […]

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18 Dec 2018

Are we in a new (higher) VIX regime?

Orange is the new black. Different is the new normal. Is 20 VIX the new 15 VIX? That’s the question put forward by Bloomberg in their recent piece titled: “Battered and Bruised, Wall Street Makes Peace With Volatility”, where they have some juicy lines like: Markets are “beginning to accept a shift in the volatility […]

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