The Derivative.: VIX

24 Sep 2019

A thoughtful VIXperiment

We’ve all been rather trained to be very cautious around the VIX, you know – with infographics like this one showing you’ll likely lose all your money and VIXmageddon last February and all. But those who trade the VIX don’t just buy the VIX and hope for the best, or sell it and pray there’s […]

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16 Sep 2019

Crude Traders…. Remember the Middle East?

Like a Fresh Prince of Bel Air flashback from the early 1990s, middle east violence and geopolitical fears shot back into commodity traders’ lexicon yesterday – with Oil spiking nearly 20% on news there was a coordinated drone attack against Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. The fantastical headlines by the likes of CNBC followed shortly after: […]

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21 Feb 2019

Throwback Thursday: Vixmaggaedon

Last year around this time, stocks had just given investors a 6% return in the month gone by, after posting 21% in 2017, after averaging about 15% per year in the eight years before that. It seemed like all systems go – business as usual – with a benign VIX reading of 13.50 showing markets […]

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