Tag: market volatility

How Will The German Election Affect Market Volatility?

How Will The German Election Affect Market Volatility?

Ahmadreza Vafaeimehr Product Specialist, Germany IM Consulting contributed to this article.  On September 24, Germany heads to the polls to elect its next prime minister. This election takes place as the economy is showing signs of strength. The German economy is growing […]

VIXED

VIXED

he risk of investing in the overal stock market is measured by the market “volatility.”  That volatility is measured the annualized standard deviation of daily stock market returns.  During the years from 1962 to 2016 the average standard deviation has […]

Let Compounding Work For You

Let Compounding Work For You

This is the final installment in an eight-part series: Navigating Market Volatility. In simple terms, market volatility is the relative rate at which the market goes up and down. Dramatic shifts can be scary, even for the most experienced investors. […]

Beware Calm Surface Waters

Beware Calm Surface Waters

Earlier this week the VIX Index, which measures U.S. equity market volatility, moved below 10. Crazy, eh? The VIX measures the implied market volatility being priced into a basket of call and put options on the S&P 500. Or, you […]