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Time to Buy Volatility Again?

by John Rubino on September 29, 2013 · 4 comments

The following chart tells two stories. The first is that the deficit spending and debt monetization of the past few years has calmed the markets. Volatility (more accurately fear), as measured by the VIX index of S&P 500 options, has meandered back below 20, implying that most financial market players are pretty relaxed about the […]

Time To Buy Volatility Again?

by John Rubino on June 26, 2012 · 2 comments

In market parlance, volatility is another word for fear. That’s why a volatility index like the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures — aka the VIX — rises when stocks fall but falls when stocks spike. Lately, the VIX has been sending an all-clear signal by gradually falling. It’s not at record lows, but it is […]

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