The perils of low volatility
from FT Adviser
The fall in the Vix index — which is seen as a barometer of investor sentiment — to a seven-year low of below 11 in early June has focused minds again on the catalysts that might unleash new waves of turbulence into the world’s equity markets. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility index, or Vix, measures traders’ expectations for price swings of stocks included in the S&P 500 index.
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