What is the VIX?
The VIX is a real-time market index representing the market's expectations for volatility over the coming 30 days, based on the S&P 500 index. Investors use the VIX to measure the level of risk, fear, or stress in the market when making investment decisions. When the VIX is high, volatility is high, which is usually accompanied by market fear.
Please note that financial analyses and ratios should not be looked at in isolation when making investing decisions.
Introduction to stock trading
- What is a stock?
- Where do stocks come from?
- What is stock ownership?
- Why do people buy stocks?
- How could you lose money from buying stocks?
- What are stock markets?
- What is a stock broker?
- What is a stock price?
- What is a bid-offer spread?
- What are stock charts?
- What is commission?
- What are bullish vs bearish markets?
- What is technical analysis?
- What is fundamental analysis?
- What are analyst recommendations?
- What are stock financials?
- What is EPS (earnings per share)?
- What is a P/E ratio (Price-to-Earnings)?
- What is a P/CF ratio (Price-to-Cashflow)?
- What is ROE (Return on Equity)?
- What is Market Sentiment?
- What are Market Sentiment Indicators?
- What is the VIX?
- How does News and Social Media impact stocks?