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VIX Inches Closer to Key Level After Fed Meeting Minutes

(Bloomberg) — The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, extended its decline Wednesday to close at its lowest level in more than three months as stocks climbed after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent meeting signaled that investors could soon see a slowing in the pace of interest rate hikes. Wall Street’s fear gauge fell […]

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Stock Market Update – Short Term Sentiment – Powerful Breakout Stocks

Market conditions are Bullish in a Bear Market as of 2022-11-14. This means traders and investors should consider trading with a Neutral or Bullish bias by buying stocks and setting tight stops. The rank of the Bear Market is -19.28 which indicates the current market conditions are Extreme, Risk of a reversal is high. The […]

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Spooked Traders Just Piled Into Stock Protection at Record Rate

(Bloomberg) — Options traders spooked by turmoil across Wall Street snapped up protection against further losses in stocks at the fastest pace on record. More than 33 million bearish contracts changed hands Friday across the board, the busiest session since data began in 1992. The largest exchange-traded fund tracking the S&P 500 (ticker SPY) also […]

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VIX Traders Are Piling Into Bets That Fresh Stock Pain Is Ahead

(Bloomberg) — Volatility traders are putting their guard up just as US stocks bounce back, with options signaling the highest level of anxiety since right before the 2020 pandemic crash. The call-put ratio on the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, jumped Wednesday to levels unseen for some two and a half years, driven by bets […]

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It May Be a Bear Market, But It’s Not a Panic. That’s Worrisome

(Bloomberg) — It’s been hard to watch, impossible to predict and a nightmare to trade. But has the S&P 500’s slide been an unqualified panic to date? By some measures no, and that might bode poorly for equities in the near term. Even with the US stock benchmark plunging 20% from a record for the […]

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Volatility Gauge Flashes Green Light for S&P 500 Bulls

(Bloomberg) — A pattern traced by the S&P 500 index’s volatility gauge is vindicating Wednesday’s dip-buyers. The pattern stems from the futures curve for the Cboe Volatility Index, a gauge of implied equity swings for the U.S. benchmark derived from options trading. The curve has been in a prolonged backwardation, where shorter-term contracts are costlier […]

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Time to Bet Against VIX After Recent Rising Streak, History Says

(Bloomberg) — Seven straight jumps in the so-called “fear gauge” for the S&P 500 is a signal that it may be time to wager against volatility, if history is any guide. Only 10 times in the past two decades has the Cboe Volatility Index — better known as the VIX — risen for that many […]

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