Articles About Vix


Budget Battle Put These Safe ETFs in Focus

By: Zacks Investment Research

As the clock for new fiscal year starts ticking, the federal government may just have avoided shutdown. The battle over the funding for Planned Parenthood between Republicans and Congress has threatened to halt the nation, raising investors’ worries. Republicans wanted to defund Planned... More»

Stocks take a nosedive

By: Julian Close

Stocks are taking a brutal pasting this morning, as US traders respond to an 8.5% overnight selloff in the Chinese market. The damage is not quite as serious as that here, though the S&P 500 is now down 4% on the day, and is now 11% lower than it’s high, making this the market’s... More»

Markets in waiting mode

By: Julian Close

After the open…News regarding the debt standoff in Greece, news regarding peace talks in Ukraine and news of one-time market darling Tesla's (TSLA) earnings… all of that will be coming, but no one knows exactly when in the case of the first two, and it definitely won't be... More»

Reiteration: Sell gold now

By: Julian Close

This Monday morning, no move appears clearer than this: sell gold. There is a tenuous but very real connection between the price of gold and the price other commodities, including consumables such as oil and gas. Their precipitous decline will surely herald downward pressure on gold, and given the... More»

Charts pointing to a reversal in the S&P 500

By: Dwayne Tucker

In the past, we have called a top on the S&P 500 on the premise of a single signal. We called a possible top when it traded around 1900 and of course that turned out to be completely wrong.  Since then, all dips have been bought to continue the market’s historic run. So here we are... More»

For the S&P 500, 1,900 is the key level

By: Dwayne Tucker

The S&P 500 managed to close positive on a lighter trading day and gave it a chance to move back to its 50-day moving average. With the MACD and RSI in oversold territory, it is plausible. The trend reversal is still in play so any move up will need to be with volume. The area of concern is... More»

Stop watching the VIX

By: Julian Close

In every industry, there are signs to indicate when the people involved have run out of useful things to do. In all industries, people congregate around the water cooler or the coffee maker, chit chat about TV shows, plan for the weekend, etc… There are times, however, when it doesn't do... More»

Is a reversal in the S&P 500 imminent?

By: Dwayne Tucker

An S&P 500 reversal is approaching. We first warned of this with the appearance of the evening star pattern. A rising wedge pattern has been in development for quite some time and it’s only a matter of time when the market begins to correct. The past two weeks have been up on the lowest... More»

Option trader bets on jump in volatility ahead of September Fed meeting

By: Michael Fowlkes

Volatility has been low so far this year as the S&P 500 has repeatedly set new records. At least one option trader seems to think things are about to change and made a big bet to that effect yesterday. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) has been between 11.05 and 23.23... More»

Do a wall of worry and a V-shaped bottom point to a parabolic rally?

By: Moby Waller

It's hard to believe that the market could reap further gains after the strong rally we saw from November 2012 to May 2013, but upside trends and breakouts to new highs can often go much further than the mind can imagine. Are we setting up for another leg up in US stocks (some foreign markets... More»


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