Economy

The Vix vs. CSFB: divergence won’t last forever

May 25, 2017 3:38 PM
The S&P 500 has risen to a fresh record high on Thursday, and the Vix index has dipped below 10.00, as the risk rally marches on for another day.

After a sharp sell-off, is there salvation in the form of Mueller on the horizon?

May 18, 2017 12:45 PM
The day started with another wave of selling in the early session, defying some expectations that the markets are due a recovery. European indices are down more than 1% so far today, while the gold price has reversed course and is $10 higher at $1,264 at the time of writing. US index futures are also pointing to a hefty sell off in the US indices wh...

Markets struggle as Trump still a red flag for risk

May 18, 2017 12:06 PM
After looking like the markets may take a respite from the selling pressure triggered by a US political crisis first thing this morning, the sell-off in risky assets is now back with gusto. European indices are down more than 1% so far today, while the gold price has reversed course and is $10 higher at $1,264 at the time of writing.