Weighing the Week Ahead: Is the Coast Clear?

The economic calendar is very light, and it is a holiday-shortened week. With the quadrennial CNBC switch to Olympic curling coverage after the market close, there is a little less air time to fill. What time and space remains will invite pundit opinion about last week’s stock rebound and the question: Is the coast clear? […]

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What Investors Should Know about VIX

In the aftermath of the recent market correction, there is a lot of news about the VIX, popularly known as the market’s “fear gauge.” I update the VIX along with actual market volatility each week in my WTWA series. Let’s take a deeper look at this much-misunderstood indicator. VIX Misconceptions It is helpful to start […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Return of Volatility

The economic calendar is light. That leaves plenty of time for the pontificating punditry to opine on a possible turning point in markets, bubbles and overheating, the Fed, geopolitical risks, and continuing Washington turmoil. Many will be asking: What does the increased volatility mean for financial markets? Last Week Recap In the last edition of […]

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