From Steve Smith: The rally from the December S&P 500 bottom has so far been one of the strongest and quickest, compared to previous recovery periods going back to the 1950s. This trend in stocks has not only broken historical patterns, which have often seen a test of the initial low before a new uptrend has […]
From Tyler Durden: Traders are becoming increasingly jittery about a potential risk spike in the coming days.
From Fred Imbert: Ailman’s comments come after the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased a 611-point loss to close solidly higher.
From Tyler Durden: In a surprisingly candid note out of derivatives strategist Rocky Fishman, the Goldman analyst – whose employer has a base case 2019 price target of 3,000 for the S&P – notes that in light of recent market performance, the current VIX, which is trading just around 25, is “unusually low” for the 14% […]
From John S. Tobey: Yesterday (Monday, 12/10) is the perfect example of the futility in trying to answer “Why the morning selloff?” The answer is not in the fundamentals, although the media certainly tried. All the early morning reports offered reasons, but the very range shows them to be inaccurate guesses:
From Josh Selway: U.S. stocks are getting hammered once again, as fear continues to grip Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) and its index peers are all falling fast, last seen near session lows, putting the Dow and S&P 500 Index (SPX) in territory not seen since early May. The financial sector is leading the downturn, while […]
From Dana Lyons: Despite a more than 2% jump in the S&P 500, short-term volatility expectations unprecedentedly closed higher on the day.
From Tyler Durden: In early October, when the U.S. stock market had reached an all-time high and investor sentiment was extremely complacent, I published a warning in Forbes called “Why Another Market Volatility Surge Is Likely Ahead.”
From Holly Ellyatt: Market volatility is just a sign that investors are resetting their expectations — and it’s nothing to be afraid of, The Carlyle Group’s Glenn Youngkin told CNBC.
From Dana Lyons: The VIX may struggle to move much lower than current levels — and may signal limitations to further stock market gains.
From Dana Lyons: Non-Commercial Speculators in VIX futures have now flipped from their largest net-short position ever, to their largest net-long position.
From Dana Lyons: By any number of metrics, the stock volatility market just experienced its most spasmatic episode of all-time — what does it mean for traders and investors?
From Franklin Templeton Investments: The recent drops in the stock market can lead to a lot of questions and concerns about what investors should do.
From Bryce Coward, CFA: The drop in the VIX to ultra-low levels in 2017 has been a point of consternation for market participants and largely misunderstood.
Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at continued outflows out of large cap and small cap equities, and rising volatility with corresponding volume upticks in VIX-linked products.