The U.S. Stock Market's 'Fear Index' Is Flashing an Eerie Warning – CCN.com

The U.S. Stock Market's 'Fear Index' Is Flashing an Eerie Warning – CCN.com 1  PASSIVE INCOME IDEAS BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN

U.S. stocks are approaching record highs again, but Wall Street’s fear index suggests now is not the time to be complacent. | Image: AP Photo/Richard Drew The CBOE Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, is supposed to be one of the most reliable indicators of investor sentiment on Wall Street. The number, which can range anywhere from 1 to 100, provides important insight into how well the S&P 500 Index is performing. So, when the VIX swung below the usually benign 15 level on Wednesday, investors were told to…