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How to use the VIX to protect your portfolio

Scott Shuttleworth

Today I wanted to provide some depth on how we use VIX products to manage risk in The Vega Fund portfolio. As far as we know, we’re the first fund in Australia to hedge in this particular fashion and hence some clarity is warranted. It’s not the only tool in... Show More

Livewire Summer School: November rain, and insurance claims

Livewire Exclusive

Guns N’ Roses released their first debut album titled “Appetite for Destruction” in July 1987. Three months later one of the most violent and unexpected equity market corrections in US history occurred. The Dow lost 22.6% of its value on Black Monday, and the causes behind the dramatic fall are... Show More

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Why is volatility so low?

Simon Doyle

It is widely acknowledged that the outlook for economies and markets is unusually uncertain, given the huge political changes that we are witnessing globally. It is also widely acknowledged that most assets are expensive and priced to offer sub-normal prospective returns. Why then is volatility (the VIX) so low? History... Show More

5 charts that suggest all is not well

Livewire News

Bloomberg has published five charts that give some reason for investor caution, starting with the significant divergence between VIX and gold inflows: “Gold inflows have not been matched by movement in the VIX, and a gap has opened up between the two measures. “While stocks and corporate bonds have rallied... Show More

All quiet on the trading floor, as stocks sit just below all-time highs - Saxo Capital Markets Australia Trading Desk brings you the latest in Australian...

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

All quiet on the trading floor, as stocks sit just below all-time highs - Saxo Capital Markets Australia Trading Desk brings you the latest in Australian markets: Trading activity has been quiet as it has been in recent sessions. With a lack of news and stocks sitting below all-time highs,... Show More