The stock market volatility has risen back to the level of May 6, 2010, which is the day that it had that crazy and sudden drop! I was traveling back from visiting a college for my son. My travel definitely has a high correlation with crazy things happening in the stock market! Someone could develop a market indicator called the Camille Gaines travel indicator and make a lot of money.
Seriously, an indicator called the VIX measures how volatile the S & P stock market index (SPY) is. During especially volatile times, it makes sense to make sure your risk levels are appropriate for you to feel secure around your money and your investments. Today I wrote a blog at my sister site, nestegginvestor.com, about simple ways to lower your portfolio risk. I hope you will take a moment to read it and become motivated to double check on your risk protection so you will sleep well tonight.
This information is for educational purposes only and not to be used as financial advice.