^VIX - CBOE Volatility Index

Chicago Options - Chicago Options Delayed Price. Currency in USD
12.09
-0.51 (-4.05%)
At close: 4:14PM EDT
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Previous Close12.60
Open12.80
Volume0
Day's Range12.02 - 13.12
52 Week Range10.17 - 36.20
Avg. Volume0
  • Getting technical: Verizon breaking upwards; GE requires 'patience'
    Yahoo Finance Video17 days ago

    Getting technical: Verizon breaking upwards; GE requires 'patience'

    Brian Shannon, CMT and founder of www.alphatrends.net @AlphaTrends joins Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland and Jen Rogers to break down the technicals in these two stocks.

  • Getting technical: SPY's next stop; trading Amazon's pullback
    Yahoo Finance Video20 days ago

    Getting technical: SPY's next stop; trading Amazon's pullback

    Brian Shannon, CMT and founder of www.alphatrends.net @AlphaTrends joins Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland and Brian Sozzi to break it down.

  • Here’s how Americans plan on spending their tax refunds: report
    Yahoo Finance Videolast month

    Here’s how Americans plan on spending their tax refunds: report

    The deadline to file your 2018 taxes is just about a month away, and Americans are making plans on how they'll be spending what they're getting back from the government. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Kristin Myers discuss.

  • Stocks jump on strong retail sales data
    Yahoo Finance Videolast month

    Stocks jump on strong retail sales data

    U.S. markets rise after the Commerce Department released better than expected retail sales data for January. Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman discuss with Bruderman Asset Management chief market strategist, Oliver Pursche, and OppenheimerFunds portfolio manager Alessio de Longis.

  • Stocks are calm and volume has dried up — is this the ‘calm before the storm’?
    MarketWatch4 hours ago

    Stocks are calm and volume has dried up — is this the ‘calm before the storm’?

    For the entire month of April, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) did not rise or fall more than 1% on any given day. Also intriguing, since March 26, the S&P 500 gapped higher at the open 15 of 17 days. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) also has been drifting lower.

  • US Stock Markets Setting Up for Increased Volatility
    FX Empire3 days ago

    US Stock Markets Setting Up for Increased Volatility

    The US stock markets took a nosedive early in the regular trading session after the QQQ briefly advanced to new All-Time Highs yesterday’s morning. With the QQQ and other symbols nearing fresh new highs, traders should expect volatility to increase as trading systems and traders to look for any signs of a top to set up.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Corrected: Flight from healthcare shares halts stock rally

    World stock markets gave up early gains as a continued flight from healthcare shares dragged on Wall Street, overshadowing upbeat economic data from China. The S&P 500 dipped as the healthcare index dived 3.4% to erase its year-to-date gains on continued fallout from concerns about potential changes to U.S. policy, including a "Medicare for All" proposal by Senator Bernie Sanders. "With a Democrat-controlled Congress, there is definitely more talk on regulating the sector and drug prices, which has negative headline risks," said Matthew Granski, director of strategy at Los Angeles-based Miracle Mile Advisors.

  • How a pickup in inflation could drive volatility lower across financial markets, in one chart
    MarketWatch3 days ago

    How a pickup in inflation could drive volatility lower across financial markets, in one chart

    Analysts at Arbor Data Science say market volatility tends to be muted when inflation approaches the Federal Reserve’s 2% target

  • Reuters4 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia holds breath for China data dump, NZ$ slides

    The main mover of the morning was the New Zealand dollar which dived after a weak reading on consumer price inflation stoked expectations for a cut in interest rates. Investors are hoping for better news from China which is forecast to report first-quarter economic growth of 6.3 percent. A flurry of stimulus measures looks to have put a floor under activity in March, with annual growth in retail sales seen picking up to 8.4 percent.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks approach new highs but healthcare stymies Wall Street

    Stocks around the globe rose on Tuesday to six-month highs as positive economic data in China and Germany boosted investor sentiment, though concerns about the impact of U.S. policy on the healthcare sector paused Wall Street's rally. Wall Street's S&P 500 gave up nearly all of its earlier gains as healthcare shares fell after UnitedHealth Group Inc discussed concerns about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan, as well as the White House's proposal to end discounts from drugmakers. "In healthcare, there is concern over various single-payer plans, which could damage the health insurance industry," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment strategist at Inverness Counsel in New York.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks approach new highs on positive earnings, economic data

    Wall Street's S&P 500 edged higher after Johnson & Johnson beat quarterly profit estimates and raised its sales growth forecast for the year. UnitedHealth Group Inc also beat earnings estimates and increased its adjusted earnings target, though its shares reversed course to trade lower. "UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson raising their forecast is a hugely good thing as heading into the year we thought we might see an earnings pause or an earnings recession," said Kim Forrest, chief investment officer at Bokeh Capital Partners in Pittsburgh.

  • Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ tumbles to 6-month low as stock market nears records
    MarketWatch8 days ago

    Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ tumbles to 6-month low as stock market nears records

    The Cboe Volatility Index touches its lowest level in six months on Friday as U.S. stock indexes surge, finishing near record territory, and raising some concerns that investors may be getting complacent.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    US STOCKS-S&P 500 closes near record high as earnings season begins in earnest

    U.S. stocks closed near record highs on Friday after the largest U.S. bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, soothed worries that the first-quarter earnings season would dampen Wall Street's big rally back from last year's slump. The S&P 500 is now within a percent of September's record closing high, and the S&P 500 Total Return Index, which includes reinvested dividends, in fact regained record levels, recovering ground lost after a punishing sell-off in the closing months of the year which brought the benchmark index within a rounding error of bear market territory.

  • Is this the Last Leg Higher for the Dow Index?
    FX Empire11 days ago

    Is this the Last Leg Higher for the Dow Index?

    Our researchers, at Technical Traders Ltd., believe this current upside price move is nearing the end of any immediate upside potential.

  • Fear and Greed Are Both AWOL as U.S. Stocks Approach Record Highs
    Bloomberg17 days ago

    Fear and Greed Are Both AWOL as U.S. Stocks Approach Record Highs

    The S&P 500 topped 2,875 for the first time in six months, a level the index initially passed 16 months ago -- one day before a record blowup in the Cboe Volatility Index. When the S&P 500 hit a record Jan. 26, a quarter of its members stood at 52-week highs and nearly 40 percent were overbought. Today, just one in 10 stocks is at a yearly high, and a measly 10 percent have relative strength measures that top 70, underscoring a lack of exuberance for U.S. stocks.

  • Waiting For The Russell 2000 To Confirm The Next Big Move
    FX Empire18 days ago

    Waiting For The Russell 2000 To Confirm The Next Big Move

    While we have recently suggested the US stock market is poised for further upside price activity with a moderately strong upside price “bias”, our researchers continue to believe the US stock markets will not break out to the upside until the Russell 2000 breaks the current price channel, Bull Flag, formation.

  • The ‘volatility cavalry’ is coming for the stock market, other assets, according to this chart
    MarketWatch23 days ago

    The ‘volatility cavalry’ is coming for the stock market, other assets, according to this chart

    Tired of subdued volatility? Fear not, here comes the “vol cavalry,” says Alan Ruskin of Deutsche Bank.

  • Defensive Assets and How Should You Use It
    FX Empire23 days ago

    Defensive Assets and How Should You Use It

    There have been a lot of questions concerning defensive assets and mechanisms. I would like to highlight a couple of important aspects for a more comprehensive understanding of the topic.

  • Reuters29 days ago

    US STOCKS-Wall St tumbles on global economic slowdown fears

    Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes posting their biggest one-day percentage declines since Jan. 3, as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Capping five tumultuous days of trading, the S&P 500, the Dow and the Nasdaq were all down for the week. A weaker-than-expected reading of U.S. factory activity in March, along with similarly dour reports from Europe and Japan, helped send U.S. Treasury yields into an inversion, with the spread between yields of three-month Treasury bills exceeding those of 10-year notes for the first time since 2007.

  • Reuters29 days ago

    US STOCKS-Wall St stumbles as investors spooked by signs of economic slowdown

    Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes dropping between 1 and 2 percent as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Capping a tumultuous week of trading, the S&P 500 and the Dow were set to post losses, while the Nasdaq was on track to eke out a nominal weekly gain.

  • Three reasons why stock market volatility could spike: Wells Fargo
    Yahoo Financelast month

    Three reasons why stock market volatility could spike: Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo lays out three major catalysts that could send market volatility spiking again.

  • Brace yourself for the coming spike in the VIX
    MarketWatchlast month

    Brace yourself for the coming spike in the VIX

    The great volatility crushing of stock markets that happens when markets levitate relentlessly and everyone gets bullish. What invariably happens is that things get too calm, energy builds up, and we get a big launch in volatility out of the blue.

  • Reuterslast month

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise on tame inflation outlook, dollar eases

    World equity markets advanced broadly on Wednesday after U.S. data again showed risk-friendly low inflation, which weakened the dollar, while Boeing shares gained even as the United States said it would ground the company's 737 MAX aircraft. Shares in Europe rose on investor optimism that British lawmakers would reject leaving the European Union without a deal. A late night vote in Parliament ruled out a potentially disorderly 'no-deal' Brexit under any circumstances.

  • Should stock-market investors watch out for a volatility pickup?
    MarketWatchlast month

    Should stock-market investors watch out for a volatility pickup?

    A 2019 stock-market rally comes alongside a fall in volatility. One analyst says investors can’t go wrong buying protection against a potential pickup.

  • CNBClast month

    Here's what's keeping the rally alive at a crucial time for the stock market

    Despite the Boeing concerns, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has dropped to 13, the low for the year. Despite the Boeing BA concerns, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has dropped to 13, the low for the year. Friday is a quadruple witching expiration, the quarterly expiration of index options and futures and individual stock options and futures.