Investors have become increasingly focused on volatility in recent years. When stock prices rise, volatility typically holds steady or drifts lower. And when stock prices fall, volatility typically spikes higher. 44 more words
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We’ve written a good bit this month about the possible implications for markets of a U.S. military conflict.
That topic became more relevant in August for obvious reasons. 719 more words
Just when it looked like things might be starting to crack under the weight of intensifying geopolitical tensions and the increasingly moronic trials and tribulations of Donald Trump, whose reality TV show self is trying its hardest to assassinate his Presidential persona, risk assets are back on the front foot Tuesday. 658 more words
The best strategist on Wall Street, Deutsche Bank’s Aleksandar Kocic, has returned from a brief hiatus and given what we’ve seen over the past 7 days in terms of nuclear saber rattling and the dissolution of America’s democracy, not a moment too soon. 582 more words
So last week the VIX spiked and investors (if that’s what you want to call them) were quick to cash in long vol. positions and put on new shorts, a bet that the low vol. 529 more words