VIX Futures Bump Around U.S. Election Day

VIX Futures Bump Around U.S. Election Day Compared with prior cycles, implied volatility for the period around the U.S. election is very high, mainly because of the coronavirus. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Volatility – S&P 500 Return vs. VIX

Volatility – S&P 500 Return vs. VIX Despite the market rally, the VIX remains high and suggests a regime of high volatility in the near term. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

VIX (Volatility) and Implied Equity Risk Premium

VIX (Volatility) and Implied Equity Risk Premium The risk of a correction is rising, as the implied equity risk premium is now below what the VIX would suggest. Image: Fidelity Investments

S&P 500 and 3-Month VIX vs. VIX

S&P 500 and 3-Month VIX vs. VIX The VIX3M vs. VIX has not confirmed the current rally and still remains below 1.0 in a sign of risk aversion. Image: BofA Global Research

VIX – 2020 Coronavirus Crisis vs. Global Financial Crisis

VIX – 2020 Coronavirus Crisis vs. Global Financial Crisis The coronavirus crisis saw the VIX spiked much quicker than during the global financial crisis, and is normalizing more quickly as well. Image: J.P. Morgan Equity Derivatives Strategy

Volatility – VIX over a Century

Volatility – VIX over a Century The stock market crash of 1929, the Black Monday of 1987, the global financial crisis in 2008, and the coronavirus crash were the most extreme events. Image: BNP Paribas