For long-time CNBC watchers, you no doubt remember the now deceased Mark Haynes saying 10 years ago, on the morning of March 10th 2009, that it felt like a bottom and that he thought this rally had legs. It didn’t hurt that the S&P 500 put in a devilish low of 666 the day before. […]
In early 2018, 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 expecting annualized […]
We felt a little guilty being down in Miami at the beginning of the month while Chicago was clocking in at -20 degrees, but the MFA and Context conferences down there each year are the places to be for a group like ours given our roles as allocators, cap intro partner for managers, and as […]
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 […]
We jokingly tweeted out yesterday how the VIX’s three different reactions to seemingly similar market sell offs this year has reminded us of the many faces of Jim Carrey. Here’s the imagery to go along with that concept: But all jokes aside, it’s worth noting the movement […]
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