Managing real (and perceived) market volatility

Managing real (and perceived) market volatility

Over the last 12 months, investors may have felt like they have seen remarkable bouts of market volatility, despite the fact that the CBOE VIX Volatility Index has experienced relatively few serious spikes. The most notable VIX event over this period was in December 2018, as the S&P 500 declined close to 20% from its prior highs.

Quantified Funds 9/16/19

U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.58%, the S&P 500 gained 0.96%, and the NASDAQ Composite gained 0.91%. Eight of the 11 sectors were up last week; Financials posted the largest gain at about...

Is gold the most effective commodity investment?

Gold prices ended the week at $1,499.50 per ounce, consolidating around the $1500-per-ounce support level (see the following chart). For investors wondering how gold could fit into their portfolios, the World Gold Council has offered further food for thought. In its...