Source: The correlation coefficient has limited ability in predicting returns in the stock market for individual stocks. Still, the statistical measurement may have value in predicting the extent to which two stocks move in relation to each other because the correlation coefficient is a measure of the relationship betweenContinue Reading


Source: What Is the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX)? The CBOE Options Exchange calculates a real-time index to show the expected level of price fluctuation in the S&P 500 Index options over the next 12 months. Officially called the CBOE Volatility Index and listed under the ticker symbol VIX, investorsContinue Reading


Source: What Is Pre-Market and After-Hours Trading? U.S. stock market exchanges—particularly the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq—are typically open between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). However, with the adoption of new technology and increased demand for trading, these hours have been extended to includeContinue Reading


Source: If you have some spare cash to save or invest, there are many options open to you. Two of these are a certificate of deposit (CD) or investing in an exchange-traded fund (ETF). At first glance, both investments appear to offer similar advantages to investors—both are often presentedContinue Reading