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Traders wonder if Trump ‘is playing us’ after US-China trade war fears come roaring back to jolt markets

US futures and European equities slid on Tuesday as traders pondered the fallout from a renewed escalation in the US-China trade war.

The market’s ‘fear index’ has exploded upward as stocks around the world plummet

The VIX reflects expectations for volatility in the S&P 500, and it trades inversely to the benchmark roughly 80% of the time.

The mysterious trader known as ’50 Cent’ appears to be back betting on more stock market chaos

The mysterious volatility trader known as "50 Cent" appears to have made some new bets this week that the stock market will go nuts over the summer. The trades match a growing sentiment across Wall Street that the stock market could be in for a rocky ride over the next few months.

The ‘Fear Index’ is soaring as fears of a trade war intensify

The VIX is spiking Thursday, after China may have hinted at a trade war.

The Dow fell over 1,000 points for the second day this week — here’s what to do with your money right now

The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 have been taking investors for a wild ride lately, but it's not time to cash out — especially if you're investing for retirement.

The former Target manager who made millions on a trade that just blew up refuses to throw in the towel

After this week's market meltdown, there was some concern over former Target manager Seth Golden's status, but he says he's just fine.

A Wall Street trading giant is riding the volatility wave

Virtu Financial, the high frequency trading firm, is riding the volatility wave sweeping Wall Street.

Cboe crashes 15% after VIX products implode

Cboe is the exchange group behind the VIX. On Monday night, two VIX-related products imploded.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York

One chart shows why the stock market panic is unlikely to spread to other assets

ING strategist Viraj Patel argues that the lack of a major reaction in the FX markets is a good omen that the current global stock rout is merely a correction.

VIX: The ‘fear index’ has only been this high on 3 prior occasions

Traders can bet on VIX spikes in order to offset their losses from stock declines.