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How to Profit from the Current Market Uncertainty

Annie Gilroy
How to Profit from the Current Market Uncertainty

Last year was particularly calm as volatility plunged to a multi-decade low, but October’s elevated volatility sent equity markets into a tailspin. The CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Volatility Index (VIX), the “fear gauge,” has remained elevated. As reported by CNBC, Morgan Stanley equity strategist Michael Wilson said, “Such market behavior is rare and in the past has coincided with official bear markets (20 percent declines), recessions, or both.” He pointed out that more than 40% of S&P 500 (SPY) stocks had fallen at least 20%.