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The VIX reflects expectations for volatility in the S&P 500, and it trades inversely to the benchmark roughly 80% of the time.
Barclays has the fastest growing stock trading team around — and it’s posing a threat to some of the biggest players
Barclays equities division is the fastest-growing on the planet. It reported second quarter earnings Thursday, growing its stock-trading business 37% to $807 million.
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 dollar has rallied about 4% in recent months, and investor sentiment for the currency is the strongest in years. But some analysts say that's all about to change as President Donald Trump ratchets up tensions between the US and its closest allies.
UBS investment bankers were given a target of 300 client meetings a year to boost business — and it seems to be working
The investment bank did better than expected in the first quarter thanks to the return of volatility.
Bob Prince, co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, said: "We don’t think this shakeout will be over in a matter of days."
Fidelity isn’t letting clients buy a fund that bets against volatility because there’s too much volatility
It's blocking trading of a product that aims to deliver returns that are the inverse of the Volatility Index.
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 hedge fund manager who makes a killing when stocks go haywire told us there’s about to be a market avalanche
BI PRIME: The collapse of the XIV, a leveraged bet on low volatility, is just 'the tip of the iceberg.'
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.