Why the Market’s “Most Powerful Index” Is Dead Right Now

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The “Big Three” indexes – the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq, with their unprecedented strength – are the ones everyone’s watching right now.

There’s one important index, however, that’s continually scraping record lows. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index – the VIX. The VIX measures volatility in short-term S&P 500 options, but most investors think of it as a powerful broad-market “fear index.”

It seems the market has no “fear” right now. So FOX Business‘ Gerri Wilder turned to the guy that helped develop the VIX, Shah, to see whether the record lows there are cause for concern.

Shah told us what’s really happening and, best of all, how to make a little extra money on this unusual situation…



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