Vix

Trading Basics

Vix

A really important measure of expected future volatility as implied by the pricing of options of S&P 500 equities. When VIX is high fear is considered rife, when low greed widespread.

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Asset Classes

Types of asset that have similar characteristics.

There are four broad classes: Equities, Foreign Exchange, Debt and Commodities.

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Call

An option that gives the purchaser the right, but not the obligation, to buy a security at a certain price.

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