What geopolitical event would it take to move the fear guage?
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.
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