Tag: CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index

Protecting Your Portfolio With Options: What’s The Best Way?

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Protecting Your Portfolio With Options:  What’s The Best Way?

Just a few weeks ago, the S&P 500 was up nearly 10% for the year.  Today, the benchmark index is up just about 6.5%, and investor concern is becoming more widespread. When investors start worrying about a selloff, they often go to cash. But in many cases, it only makes the selloff worse.  Not to […]

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Is A Selloff Coming?

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Is A Selloff Coming?

After this week’s relatively steep selloff in equities, investors are becoming concerned a larger pullback is in the works. After all, it’s only natural when the selling starts to assume more is on the way. But what are the options markets telling us? Keep in mind, the smart money often likes to use options rather […]

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One Way To Take Advantage Of Rising Volatility

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
One Way To Take Advantage Of Rising Volatility

One of the consequences of the political deadlock in Washington has been higher volatility in the markets.  After all, when your government is flirting with financial catastrophe, investors are bound to be nervous. However, volatility hasn’t been running nearly as high as you might expect given the real danger of a US default.  In fact, […]

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This New Index Is Worth Keeping An Eye On

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
This New Index Is Worth Keeping An Eye On

What once was just an obscure variable for options traders, volatility is now a mainstream financial topic, followed by all types of investors.  If you’ve spent any time watching CNBC or reading the financials news, you’ve undoubtedly seen or heard discussions of market volatility. In fact, the most popular method of trading volatility, the VIX, […]

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Options Volatility Watch: What’s Going On With The VIX?

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Options Volatility Watch:  What’s Going On With The VIX?

If you’re an active investor – or even if you just follow the markets – it pays to know what the VIX is doing.  That holds true whether or not you trade options.  The VIX is an important indicator for all types of investors. First off, what’s the VIX? The CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index, […]

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