Client Conversations: Don't Fear the (Market) Reaper
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1“VIX,” commonly referred to as the “Fear Index,” is the ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) Volatility Index and measures the market’s expectation of 30-day volatility. VIX levels below 20 reflect complacency, while levels of 40 or higher reflect extremely high levels of volatility.
2 S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks.
3 Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged, price-weighted index of 30 of the largest, most widely held stocks traded on the NYSE.
4 “Lessons Learned 10 Years After the Global Financial Crisis Serve as Power Reminders for Investors,” Fidelity Investments, 10/26/2017
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