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  • Market News | Nov 20, 2015, 11:17 AM

    Since The Paris Attacks, Some International Sectors Are Rallying Strongly

    Since The Paris Attacks, Some International Sectors Are Rallying Strongly

    How has the stock market performed since last Friday's 11/13 attacks in Paris, France?  The S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY) is up around 3.5% in this time frame, an impressive rally.  The broad market has largely shrugged off this event, which is likely a sign of strength -- the reaction to news among traders and investors often being more important than the news itself. Many International ETFs are among those that have performed the best since last Friday's close,  We[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | Jan 1, 2015, 7:26 PM

    Brazilian Volatility in 2014

    Brazilian Volatility in 2014

    The chart below shows what volatility does leading up to an uncertain election in an emerging market. The CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ – 34.21) looked more like a chart of implied volatility for a one product biotech stock in front of a do or die FDA announcement. What happened after the election was a bit unexpected, at least by the author of this blog. Post—election volatility has remained high regardless of the performance of the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ –[...]