Trading Volatility

I wrote this article when I was a freelance finance and economics writer. You can see the original here at OptionsTradingIQ. What Is The VIX? The VIX is the shorthand name for the Chicago Board of Exchange’s Volatility Index. Another popular name that’s often used in the media is the “fear index.” The VIX isContinue reading “Trading Volatility”

The Balance Sheet of the Federal Reserve

I wrote this article when I was a freelance finance and economics writer. You can see the original here at OptionsTradingIQ. Let’s start by defining terms. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. Created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, its official mandate is to create an environment where thereContinue reading “The Balance Sheet of the Federal Reserve”