Amid Market Volatility, Goldman Observes Performance Traits Of Volatility Indexes

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Mark Melin
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Four benchmark indexes could not have come at a better time. When on August 18, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Eurekahedge announced a slew of new benchmark indexes measuring the performance of various volatility investing strategies, they did so at a time when volatility has come front and center in the market discussion. Volatility indexes come at a time of anticipated market volatility With the stock market down nearly 1000 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the first few minutes of trading, then rallying within a relative whisker of break even, before once again selling off at the…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.