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Apple’s product-demand concerns and a cloud hanging over Goldman Sachs dampened Monday’s mood. The Trump administration is reportedly looking to broaden its trade battle with China.
Jim Carney of Parplus Partners says there’s “virtually no panic” in the CBOE Volatility Index, which measures future market risk and investor sentiment.
Investors have been on edge, with volatility spiking and the S&P 500 Index on track for its worst month since 2010. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 is doing worse, falling more than 10 percent into a correction. Like on Tuesday, when major averages all posted gains greater than 1.5 percent, but the S&P 500 rose and fell more than 1 percent five times.
The market is bracing for volatility on election night, a change from recent midterm elections which traders expected to see come and go without a big swing.
Stocks got crushed again on Thursday as all three of the major indexes had their worst two-day stretch in 8 months, but investors shouldn't be spooked by the spike in volatility, according to Credit Suisse.
It’s been a wild week for stocks after the the S&P 500 tumbled more than 3% during Wednesday’s session, but one market strategists says the market volatility is normal in October.
“I like low interest rates,” Trump said. At least that’s how financial markets seem to be behaving, with the S&P 500 Index tumbling to its lowest since July and benchmark 10-year Treasury note yields reaching their highest since 2011. Equities and bonds have been under pressure ever since the Fed raised rates on Sept. 26 for the third time this year and the seventh time since Trump was elected.
Stephen Diggle, who co-founded a hedge fund that made $2.7 billion on volatility wagers during the global financial crisis, isn’t betting on similar fluctuations now even as central banks begin to roll back years of extraordinary stimulus. Governments and central banks worldwide now see themselves as “guardians of the capital markets” and will always be ready to provide liquidity to prevent a repeat of the unprecedented price swings a decade ago, said Diggle, the chief executive officer of family office Vulpes Investment Management. “Generally we’ll have less super liquidity in future, so I expect generally slightly more volatility,” said Diggle, who is based in Singapore.
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The CBOE VIX uses the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options to capture the expected volatility for the next 30 days. The VIX is a great tool to determine the overall market sentiment and can be used as a tradable instrument.
Investing.com - The S&P 500 was marginally higher on Thursday, putting it just half a percent away from the all-time high it reached it January, testifying to the strength of the world's biggest economy and corporate sector.
At the same time, the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, has fallen steadily to levels last seen just before the plunge despite the rise in global trade tensions, political unrest and major central banks talking about joining the Federal Reserve in cutting back on extraordinary stimulus measures. At about 16 times earnings estimates for 2019, the S&P 500 is cheaper now than in late January despite profit forecasts rising to about $178 a share from $161 then.
The S&P 500 closed at a 5.5-month high price level on Wednesday and clocked the second consecutive daily gain. On Thursday, nine out of 11 major S&P 500 sectors closed the day lower. The release of stronger-than-expected earnings reports boosted the S&P 500 on Wednesday.
Payment processing companies like Mastercard Incorporated (MA) and Visa Inc. (V) expect to see a hit in their payment volumes moving forward. Consumer confidence is expected to be impacted by trade tensions.
After gaining for two consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a mixed note by losing momentum on Monday. Carrying forward the weakness, the S&P 500 opened lower on July 17. However, the S&P 500 regained strength as the day progressed and closed at 5.5-month high price levels.