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  1. Does internet brokerage software increase market volatility?

    Investing
    I've been wondering for a while why markets are more volatile these years compared to in the past, independent it seems of what's in the news, or of the fundamentals. I'd guessed it was due to the increase in day trading, but I am wondering now if automated trading software is playing a part...
  2. Using the Volatility Index

    Investing
    I've been following the VIX (aka Fear Index) for awhile now. I superimposed a 5 year graph of the VIX over the stock market index and noticed an interesting correlation. Generally speaking, if one goes up, the other goes down. Since the range of the volatility index is confined from 1 to 100%...
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