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Thursday, August 04, 2005

VIX conundrum

Bill Cara on VIX:
VIX, in my view, may have been a good technical indicator in the past, but I too have recognized its dubious nature in the past year.

In addressing the VIX issue, and not my own concerns, I understand that VIX is a measure of how volatile future markets will likely be, according to the participants themselves. As the next reader comments, there has been a revolution in risk management, and I understand that as well.

I do not understand, however, how so many capital managers today can honestly believe they can trade out of situations caused by extreme events, such as the Kerkorian bid for close to a billion dollars worth of GM stock at very high prices, or a Crude Oil contract that could zoom or collapse, or a major dump of USD by an Asian Pacific central bank, and so forth.
Read further:
Bill Cara: VIX conundrum, Wed., August 3, 2005, 6:22 PM
Bill Cara: More on VIX conundrum, Thur., August 4, 2005, 9:46 AM


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8/04/2005 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not being a very experienced investor, I just heard about the Volatility Index recently. Earlier today I was reading an article written by Steve Sjuggerud regarding the VIX. You might be interested in his perspective.

8/05/2005 10:49:00 AM  
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Thanks for the relevant link!

8/05/2005 11:00:00 AM  
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