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If you didn't know any better, you'd think that earnings were surging, the economy was expanding at a robust pace, everyone who wanted a job had one and that there was peace and harmony in MOREPaul R. La Monica - Jan 17, 2013 12:04 PM ET
Who's worried about the fiscal cliff? Who isn't. One look at the market's fear gauge, the VIX, and it's pretty clear that investors are among those feeling some agita.
Over the past month, the VIX has surged nearly 30%, hitting its highest level in months. And with mere days left for President Obama and Congress to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff, it's no wonder investors are bracing for MORECatherine Tymkiw - Dec 27, 2012 11:55 AM ET
Remember the VIX? Probably not. Wall Street's measure of volatility has been pretty forgettable in 2012.
Not on Friday. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spiked by as much as 10%. The index itself was particularly volatile Friday, closing up just 1%.
Congress and its inability to come together over the fiscal cliff wasn't the sole trigger of the heightened volatility. Friday was also quadruple witching day -- one of four trading days MOREMaureen Farrell - Dec 21, 2012 2:37 PM ET
U.S. stocks have rallied nearly 15% since the start of June, and one expert said that means the market is ripe for a pullback.
"We've just come too far, too fast," said Sean Clark, chief investment officer of Clark Capital Management Group in Philadelphia, who expects stocks to pullback between 5% and 10% during the next month, leading up to the election. "We think it's time to take some money off MOREHibah Yousuf - Oct 4, 2012 2:42 PM ET
Who knew Europe could wield so much power? A deal, and not even a very concrete one, is sending investors on a buying spree.
Related: Euro 'breakthrough' is tenuous
Stocks around the globe rallied on the surprise announcement, which could mark the first baby step toward creating a banking, and ultimately fiscal, union. Of course, there are about a thousand details that need to be hammered out but for now everyone is MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 29, 2012 12:58 PM ET
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