Tag Archives: SPX

VIX And Passive Investing Risk

The CBOE volatility index® VIX® is an instantaneous measure of expected fluctuations in S&P 500 in the next 30-days. This is an instrument for short-term traders. Passive investors should use different measures of risk. I offer an example.

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Despite Recent Hype, Stock Market Price Action Is Still Normal

Price action in the stock market indicates normal conditions and away from critical levels, according to an indicator based on absolute daily returns.

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Signal In The Noise

Last Tuesday we reported in a premium article an unusually bearish signal from the P-Dow indicator. We warned our subscribers about the possibility of a market correction within a few days from the signal. Below are excerpts from the article.

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Protracted Low Volatility Is Not An Unusual Phenomenon

Some traders complain in social media that volatility has stayed low for a long time or for longer than expected. According to those traders, this is an unusual phenomenon. Some are even upset blaming central banks for the low volatility … Continue reading

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The Month Of August Hides A Few Surprises

During one of the worst stock markets downtrends in 2008, the S&P 500 managed to gain 1.22% in August of that year. But last year, the S&P 500 fell 6.3% although the market was in a strong uptrend. The month … Continue reading

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