Forbes

How To Manage This Week’s Unprecedented Volatility

In an interview yesterday on Marketplace, Robert Whaley, father of the Volatility Index (VIX) that measures whether or not there is too much fear or optimism in the financial markets, said that at the “beginning of the week VIX was about at a level of 12, at the end of the week it was at […]

NPR Marketplace

How volatile is the market? Let’s consult the VIX

The Volatility Index (VIX) measures whether or not there’s too much fear or optimism in the markets. Robert Whaley, father of the VIX, says at the “beginning of the week it was about at a level of 12, at the end of the week it was at 28. That was the biggest percentage increase the […]

The New York Times

BlackRock’s New Breed of Exchange-Traded Bond Fund Prizes Stability Over Swagger

SAN FRANCISCO — You will not see Scott Radell on CNBC. Nor does he inhabit a jaw-dropping mansion. While he may not live the life of a swaggering bond market pro, Mr. Radell, a bond manager at the fund giant BlackRock, is challenging a strategy that has rewarded some of his flashier peers: the pursuit […]