New York Times

Sunday Review: Robert Whaley

Robert Whaley is a professor of finance at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and the developer of the two major so-called fear indices — the VIX and VXN on the Chicago Board Options Exchange — that are used to make bets on market volatility. READING Right now it’s “Becoming Steve Jobs,” by Brent […]

NPR, All Things Considered

A Close Look at the Volatility Index

As the stock market has swung wildly this week, investors have gotten intimately acquainted with volatility. Robert Whaley, a professor at Vanderbilt, explains the VIX, his gauge of market volatility. Interview with Audie Cornish