^VIX - CBOE Volatility Index

Chicago Options - Chicago Options Delayed Price. Currency in USD
21.63
+0.98 (+4.75%)
At close: 4:14PM EST
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Previous Close20.65
Open21.57
Volume0
Day's Range21.01 - 22.45
52 Week Range8.90 - 50.30
Avg. Volume0
  • Stock investors, you have now been warned for the last time
    MarketWatchyesterday

    Stock investors, you have now been warned for the last time

    This year many technical and macro warning signs were ignored by investors and Wall Street alike. Wall Street analysts kept raising price targets on key stocks such as Apple (AAPL) and telling investors to buy every dip. Only now are they downgrading those same stocks by 20%-25% from where they were in September.

  • Barrons.com2 days ago

    Why It Makes Sense to Bet on Calm After a Volatility Storm

    The year was defined by a record number of VIX spikes. But for all the turmoil in trade and geopolitics, markets may calm a bit.

  • Benzinga3 days ago

    ECB Announcement, Trade Optimism Help Keep Market Momentum Positive

    It was looking like a muted opening for U.S. stocks after the European Central Bank said it would stop its bond buying program, a move that had been widely telegraphed in recent months. The planned exit of Britain from the European Union still lacks an agreement while Italy’s budget negotiations with the EU continue to add uncertainty. Meanwhile, France has been struck by civil unrest, with President Emmanuel Macron facing a vote of no-confidence, one day after Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, survived a similar vote over the embattled Brexit negotiations.

  • When will ‘good’ Donald Trump show up again and fuel a real Santa rally?
    MarketWatch4 days ago

    When will ‘good’ Donald Trump show up again and fuel a real Santa rally?

    Ever since the dawn of his presidency, Wall Street has had to decide which Donald Trump it was dealing with — the “good” Trump or the “bad” Trump. The “good” Trump cut corporate taxes and regulations, while the “bad” Trump shut down immigration, bullied CEOs about keeping jobs in the U.S., and threatened tariff wars with key trading partners. Over the past few weeks, the “bad” Trump has returned, and stocks have reeled.

  • Markets Should Embrace Volatility While It Lasts
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    Markets Should Embrace Volatility While It Lasts

    Buy stocks when there’s news that the U.S. and China are making headway in resolving the escalating trade war. To recap, stocks were weighed down early Monday after news broke over the weekend that China summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad to explain the U.S. request to extradite Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou from Canada, where she is being held. Stocks then opened big on Tuesday on the news that U.S. and China officials held a call to discuss trade, followed by a Bloomberg News report that China is mulling a proposal to reduce tariffs on cars made in the U.S. to 15 percent from the current 40 percent — bringing the U.S. back in line with what other countries pay.

  • Markets Should Embrace Volatility While It Lasts
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    Markets Should Embrace Volatility While It Lasts

    Buy stocks when there’s news that the U.S. and China are making headway in resolving the escalating trade war. To recap, stocks were weighed down early Monday after news broke over the weekend that China summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad to explain the U.S. request to extradite Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou from Canada, where she is being held. Stocks then opened big on Tuesday on the news that U.S. and China officials held a call to discuss trade, followed by a Bloomberg News report that China is mulling a proposal to reduce tariffs on cars made in the U.S. to 15 percent from the current 40 percent — bringing the U.S. back in line with what other countries pay.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    US STOCKS-S&P, Dow lose 2018 gains as global growth fears grip Wall St

    The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped back to losses for the year on Thursday, as U.S. stocks fell on mounting worries of slowing global growth after a fresh twist in China-U.S. tensions as well as lower oil prices and U.S. bond yields. The arrest of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer at the request of the United States cast fresh doubts over the prospect of Beijing and Washington striking a deal on trade tariffs in their 90-day truce period.

  • MarketWatch10 days ago

    Wall Street's 'fear index' surges to 9-month high as Dow drops nearly 800 points

    A popular gauge of volatility on Wall Street, known as the fear index, on Thursday jumped to its highest level since February as stocks tanked on the back of mounting global-growth fears. The CBOE Volatility Index , which uses S&P 500 bullish and bearish options to calculate expectations for volatility over the coming 30 days, was at 25.73, up 24%, in recent trade, which would mark its highest level (on a closing basis) since Feb. 9, according to FactSet data. The volatility index, referring to its popular ticker symbol, tends to maintain an inverse correlation to equity prices, and the jump comes as stocks are in free-fall. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 655 points, or 2.5%, at 24,407, coming after the blue-chip benchmark shed 800 points on Tuesday. Markets were closed on Wednesday to mark a national day of mourning for 41st U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died at 94. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the S&P 500 index was down 2.3% at 2,639, while the Nasdaq Composite Index traded 1.7% lower at 7,037.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    US STOCKS-Wall St slide on global growth fears erases S&P's 2018 gains

    The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped back into losses for the year on Thursday as U.S. stocks slid on mounting worries of slowing global growth after a fresh twist in China-U.S. tensions as well as falling oil prices and U.S. bond yields. The Dow sank more than 3 percent, or over 750 points, while the S&P and the Nasdaq shed roughly 2.5 percent, adding to a more than 3 percent tumble for the three indexes on Tuesday.

  • These niche stocks thrive amid rising rates, and many yield 10%
    MarketWatch11 days ago

    These niche stocks thrive amid rising rates, and many yield 10%

    They’re called business development corporations, or BDCs, and they invest in small to medium-sized private businesses.

  • How to predict the next market downturn
    MarketWatch12 days ago

    How to predict the next market downturn

    Many financial pros will tell you that a reckoning of some kind is inevitable -- it’s just a matter of when. Financial markets are inherently finicky beasts, after all, prone to bouts of volatility even during periods when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)  and S&P 500 Index (SPX)  are ringing up strings of all-time highs. To help spot warning signs during stretches like this, MarketWatch has created an interactive tool intended to be a sort of financial canary in the coal mine.

  • MarketWatch12 days ago

    Despite ugly plunge for stock market, panicky trading hasn't been triggered, according to Arms and fear index

    Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average is tumbling 719 points, in danger of the biggest price decline since March 22, and the S&P 500 is shedding 2.8%, the NYSE's Arms Index suggests sellers are still relatively calm and that panic-like selling hasn't taken hold--yet. The Arms Index is a volume-weighted breadth tracker. It tends to rise above 1.000 when the market falls, as the ratio of volume in declining stocks over advancing stocks usually increases relative to the ratio of declining stocks to advancing stocks. Arms readings above 2.000 suggest panic-like selling. Currently, the NYSE Arms is at 1.638, while the reading for Nasdaq is 1.038. Separately, the so-called fear index, or CBOE Volatility Index , which measures bearish and bullish options bets on the S&P 500 in the coming 30 days, was hanging around 20, near its historical average, when much higher levels would ordinarily be in effect. A day ago, the stock market climbed with risk appetite as President Donald Trump and China's leader Xi Jinping forged a momentary pause in trade hostilities at the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina. However, investors have grown doubtful that a real deal in the long-run is possible. On top of that, the 10-year Treasury rate has extended a drop toward a three-month low at 2.90%, with that move also narrowing a closely watched spread between that benchmark government debt and the short-dated 2-year Treasury note . That spread is the tightest since 2007 at 10 basis points, with a tightening, or flattening, spread between the short-dated and longer-dated bonds, generally reflecting that bond investors harbor a downbeat economic outlook.

  • Record number of investors moving out of equity funds
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Record number of investors moving out of equity funds

    Market volatility continues to unnerve investors. Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro and Timothy Chubb CIO of Univest Wealth Management Division discuss.

  • Stocks rally on trade optimism
    Yahoo Finance Video3 days ago

    Stocks rally on trade optimism

    Markets are trading higher as investors digest easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman and Adam Shapiro discuss with Angel Oak Capital Senior Portfolio Manager Sam Dunlap.

  • Investors are ‘using a diversified portfolio’ amid market volatility
    Yahoo Finance Video3 days ago

    Investors are ‘using a diversified portfolio’ amid market volatility

    With all the volatility in the markets recently, Partner-in-Charge Tim Speiss of EisnerAmper says a lot of investors are largely putting their money in equities and fixed income bonds and diversifying their portfolios. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Speiss.

  • Markets need to end higher for investors to ‘feel comfortable buying’: BNY Mellon Chief Strategist
    Yahoo Finance Video3 days ago

    Markets need to end higher for investors to ‘feel comfortable buying’: BNY Mellon Chief Strategist

    Investors need to see Wall Street “finish the day on the highs it starts at” so they feel more comfortable buying, says Alicia Levine, the Chief Strategist at BNY Mellon Investment Management. She spoke with Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous.

  • Why a government shutdown isn't bad for Wall Street
    Yahoo Finance Video4 days ago

    Why a government shutdown isn't bad for Wall Street

    Do investors worry about a government shutdown? Yahoo Finance's Scott Gamm, Adam Shapiro, and Julie Hyman discuss.

  • Analyst remains bullish on Wall Street amid positive economic indicators
    Yahoo Finance Video5 days ago

    Analyst remains bullish on Wall Street amid positive economic indicators

    With more jobs opening up and wages increasing, one analyst says he is bullish on the stock market and the U.S. economy for the next few years. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Co-Founder Thomas Fross of Fross & Fross Wealth Management discuss.

  • Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers

    Yahoo Finance's LIVE stock market coverage and analysis.

  • Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers
    Yahoo Finance Video9 days ago

    Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers

    Yahoo Finance's LIVE stock market coverage and analysis.

  • Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers
    Yahoo Finance Video10 days ago

    Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers

    Yahoo Finance's LIVE stock market coverage and analysis.

  • Market Sell-off: Has Countdown to next recession begun?
    Yahoo Finance Video12 days ago

    Market Sell-off: Has Countdown to next recession begun?

    Yahoo Finance Julia Hyman and Adam Shapiro break down the market sell-off with Charles Schwab Chief Investment Strategist, Liz Ann Sonders.

  • Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers
    Yahoo Finance Video12 days ago

    Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers

    Yahoo Finance's LIVE stock market coverage and analysis.

  • Stocks surge as the U.S and China press pause on trade war
    Yahoo Finance Video13 days ago

    Stocks surge as the U.S and China press pause on trade war

    Despite the likelihood of ending the year with a Santa Claus rally, one analyst says we could see the volatility of October and November return in January for the markets. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Weeden & Co. Chief Global Strategist Michael Purves discuss.

  • Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers
    Yahoo Finance Video13 days ago

    Yahoo Finance Live: Market Movers

    Yahoo Finance's LIVE stock market coverage and analysis.