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Use VIX as Portfolio Insurance

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Every investor has a few benchmarks that he or she watches closely to keep a pulse on the market. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are perhaps the most widely-followed benchmarks in the U.S., recognized by just about everyone. The CBOE Volatility Index (better known as the VIX) doesn’t have nearly the level of recognition, but it is an extremely important benchmark for investors concerned about where the markets are going, not necessarily where they’ve been. The VIX is a measure the implied volatility of S&P 500 Index options. The index represents the market’s expectation for volatility over the ...
with the purpose to purchase bad assets, reduce uncertainty regarding the worth of the remaining assets, and restore confidence in the credit markets . The bill was then expanded and put forward as an amendment to . 1 The amendment was rejected via a vote of the House of Representatives on September 29, 2008, voting 205-228. On October 1, 2008, the Senate debated and voted on an amendment to H.R. 1424 , which substituted a newly revised version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the language of H.R. 1424. 2 3 The Senate accepted the amendment and passed the entire amended bill, voting 74-25. Additional ...
Insuring Portfolio with Put Options or VIX Call Options?
PowerOptions offers you the convenience and control required to automatically sort, filter, and analyze all 2,800+ optionable stocks and 180,000+ options online to find investments to meet your profit goals. Insuring Investments Investors often have insurance for their house, car, life and business, but many don’t have insurance for their stock investments and that is a real shame. One way to insure stock investments is by purchasing put option s. An investor can insure an individual stock or a portfolio of stocks using put option s. In the blog article, “ Individual Insurance or Group Insurance Better ? ”, ... market research, surveys and trends
Hedging Tail Risk with the VIX | Condor Options
about whether it is possible to hedge tail risk, and I wholeheartedly agree with the data he cites showing that, of eight major asset classes, only volatility and managed futures offer genuine non-correlation to market returns. In fact, I’ll go a step further: I’m not that enthusiastic about the benefits of managed futures, at least in their current form. As a registered commodity trading advisor, I’ve seen the sorts of strategies that most of my peers are using, and I think it’s safe to say that “managed futures” would be better classified as “long/short trend following.” Trend ... market research, surveys and trends


VIX, Vstoxx Drop by Records as Stocks Soar on Europe Loan Plan ...
May 10 (Bloomberg) -- The benchmark indexes for U.S. and European stock options plunged by records after Europe’s leaders unveiled almost $1 trillion in loans to end the region’s sovereign-debt crisis, triggering a global rally in equities. The VIX, as the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index is known, tumbled 30 percent to 28.84 and earlier slid as much as 37 percent, retreating after a record 86 percent weekly gain last week. The index measures the cost of using options as insurance against declines in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, which rallied 4.4 percent for its biggest gain since March 2009. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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CHICAGO, July 13 (Reuters) – Many option traders appear to be taking a neutral to cautious stance on Intel Corp (INTC.O: Quote , Profile , Research ) heading into the technology bellwether’s second-quarter results after the closing bell on Tuesday. Although calls are outpacing puts into the chip maker’s earnings, a number of traders have picked up protective put options, possibly betting that optimism heading into earnings is likely to fade in the aftermath of the report. “The option market is indicating a neutral to bearish bias in Intel with put buying very active right after the opening bell and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Protect your entire portfolio with one trade
MORRISTOWN, NJ (MarketWatch) -- One way to handle uncertainty in the markets is to use broad-based options to protect a portfolio of stocks. Ironically, we produced an extensive white paper on the topic of Modern Portfolio Protection in July 2007, which we tried to market to institutional investors. Our premise was that protection was cheap, and with the market on a very non-volatile four-year run, it was time to take some defensive action for stock portfolios. That was right near the top of the market, and -- surprise -- no one was interested in our thoughts on using options to protect their stock portfolios. Within a month, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Recession Proof Your Portfolio
Although I remain relatively bullish on the economy and markets, I also recommend taking steps to recession proof your investment portfolio.  In last week’s issue of Personal Finance Weekly , No Double-Dip Recession , I analyzed recent economic data and concluded that the US economy is unlikely to slide into a double-dip recession. The hard numbers suggest that the US is headed for a weaker-than-normal recovery and that unemployment will remain elevated for some time--but a double dip doesn’t appear to be in the cards. Avoiding a double-dip recession doesn’t mean that the stock market is off to the races ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Understanding VIX
Dec 5, 2008 ... information regarding the demands for portfolio insurance and, hence, market volatility. ... standpoint of maintaining the VIX as a timely and accurate ..... To understand how to use the figure, assume that the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Comment Letter on File No. S7-02-10
Apr 29, 2010 ... turnaround times and do use complicated trading algorithms, ... in hedging their portfolios where the VIX may reflect the cost of insurance. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Distribution Agreement In presenting this thesis as a partial ...
Apr 25, 2010 ... Therefore, the VIX is an indicator of portfolio insurance and, as .... use these weights to determine the performance of the portfolio by ...
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Starting my retirement portfolio at 22 years old? - Yahoo! Answers
I'm 22 years old and with the money I'm now making I'm ready to start contributing $5,000 annually into a Roth IRA. I have been looking at Vanguard, but I would like to know who you would recommend for me and what type of funds I should invest in? I plan on retiring in about 40 years or so (age 60-65) with comfort. Any advice would be very much appreciated! Early start is great. Vanguard is my favorite fund family. They are known for low-cost. Every dollar you do not spend on expenses is another dollar in your retirement fund. At 22 you can afford to take some risk and over a 40 year period, you are ...