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📈Chart Breakdown📉 What we are looking at here is a comparison between the VIX Volatility index compared to the largest stock in the Stock Market, $AAPL. First, what is the VIX? Simply put, the VIX tracks overall market volatility. It measures the level of risk, fear, and stress on investors when they are making their decisions to buy or sell. Generally speaking, the higher the VIX, the more fear and selling there is in the stock market. Looking at this chart, comparing the VIX (in this case, we are using $VIXY, an ETF that tracks the VIX Volatility Index) to $AAPL. As you can see, there is a slight inverse relationship between the VIX and a stock like $AAPL. As fear increases in the stock market, selling pressure increases, as many investors want to “flee to safety” to avoid losing money. When this happens, we see a rapid increase in the Volatility index. Ironically, the $VIXY is a lot more volatile than the market itself, with large swings up or down. These large swings are caused by “catalyst events”. Events like this could include an FOMC meeting to raise interest rates, a “black swan” event like the Russian invasion into Ukraine, or any number of economic uncertainty. The more fear in the market, the higher the VIX. Should you invest in $VIXY when there is uncertainty in the market? I would not recommend it, as it can change very quickly and is a good way to lose lots of money. Instead, be sure to check in on the VIX every so often, and if it is higher than usual, always remember “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful” - Warren Buffett. These times of uncertainty and fear are the times to build positions in good companies or index funds, and are when generational wealth is created. #possibilities #futurefocused #growth #longterm #whynot #learning #sliceofthepie #beginnersmind #buildingabetterfuture #believe
Nov 3, 2021 - May 3, 2022
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