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February 23, 2018

Volatility and Interest Rates

Why is the VIX spiking now?  Because now is when it is supposed to do that. Volatility and interest rates have an interesting relationship, going back many years.  Higher interest rates pull money away from the stock market, and thus make it so that prices have to travel farther to find liquidity, after a positive or negative stimulus. The word “volatility” gets thrown around a lot in our business.  We should all remember that it gets borrowed from the world of chemistry.  It refers to the amount of reaction you get for a little bit of input.  Asphalt is made from… more

 

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Aug 31, 2017

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Aug 03, 2017

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