CBOE Volatility (VIX) Index

What geopolitical event would it take to move the fear guage?
No reaction for the VIX to recent geopolitical events

CBOE Volatility (VIX) Index

VIX is inversely correlated to the major equity indexes. Geopolitical events are among some of the factors that can cause an upward movement in VIX. There has been no reaction to recent geopolitical events. And there are many! The known knowns are Ukraine, Gaza Strip, Iraq, Syria and Ebola. What would it take for an upward movement in the VIX. I cannot answer that question but it would be prudent to have some insurance in your portfolio. And insurance has never been so inexpensive.

Reference the last analysis for the VIX. 


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