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The chief investment strategist at a $9.6 billion volatility-focused money manager breaks down why the stock market is poised to get more chaotic in 2021 - and shares how investors can take advantage of it

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement It has been a tale of two cities for the US stock market and the CBOE Volatility Index.
Despite the market's continued rally towards record highs, the VIX , which is popularly referred to as Wall Street's fear gauge, has remained steadily above its long-term average of 19.3 points. The VIX and S&P 500 tend to move in opposite directions because the demand to hedge future volatility falls as stocks rally and vice versa.
Meanwhile, it was hard not to notice that the VIX had plunged to a relatively low level of 21.89 as of midday Wednesday compared to its peak of 85...
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US stocks head for more record highs as investors cheer upbeat earnings and Joe Biden's stimulus plans

US stocks head for more record highs as investors cheer upbeat earnings and Joe Biden's stimulus plans

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement US stocks were set to notch up more record highs on Thursday, as upbeat company earnings and President Joe Biden's stimulus plans combined to lift markets.
Investors rotated out of the dollar on Thursday morning, while Asian stocks rose sharply overnight on the premise that more spending from the US government will aid the global economy.
On Wall Street the previous day, better-than-expected earnings from Netflix sparked a market rally that saw the tech-heavy Nasdaq jump 1.97% to a new record high. The S&P 500 climbed 1.39% while the Dow Jones rose 0.83%, also both...
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