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Cboe: When VIX and the S&P 500 Rise Together

By: Russell Rhoads, Director, Product Enhancement, Global Derivatives.


Even casual VIX observers know that VIX is supposed to drop when the S&P 500 moves higher.  Especially when the S&P 500 is making all-time highs.  However, for the first month of 2018, VIX has risen in line with the S&P 500 which has many market participants asking why.  The chart below shows the daily closing prices for the S&P 500 and VIX for January.  The common uptrend for both is fairly obvious.


The Market Corner: The Month in Review "It’s the market Baby!"

By Filippo Lecchini

It’s the market Baby!

February brought the return of volatility that many have been predicting for quite some time. Too early to say if this is a correction or an isolated episode. And truth be told the market already shed over 8% from all-time high, which is not “officially” a correction, “at least 10%”, but is pretty close.




        昨晚我被一个我们清算的交易所在凌晨三点弄醒。不幸的是,虽然我们现在有值夜班的员工,并且他才应该是第一个被联系的人, 但是我还在他们的紧急联系人名单上。作为交易所的清算会员,每当市场存在巨大波动,交易中的每个方面都会比平时要多,比如更多的交易,更多的交易量,更多的客户和对系统产生的更多的压力,我们常常会收到“午夜”电话。



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Chairman of TOCOM New Year Message

In 2017, TOCOM rolled-out numerous initiatives that improved market convenience and grew our market's breadth. In March, we launched the Platinum Rolling Spot contract, which trades without maturity and is similar to the Gold Rolling Spot contract. Retail investors in particular have found the Platinum Rolling Spot contract an appealing investment vehicle and it has quickly become one of the most actively traded contracts at TOCOM.

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