CHAPTER6

The VIX and Other Market Indicators

In This Chapter

  • How volatile is the market
  • Volatility and volume indicators
  • Measuring the market’s mood
  • How the market is moving

Financial markets are driven by information. Traders gather information about the market by looking at different market statistics to give them some insight. Even those who are not options traders often use the options market as a way to evaluate the overall financial markets. Options traders give people a window into what speculators see and what risks concern hedgers on any given day.

In the options market, strategies of countless market participants come together to ...

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