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VIX Jumps 22%: Market Braces for Inflation, Rate Hikes

By Barry Stearns

4/12, 15:22 EDT
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  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has surged by 22% to 18.19, reflecting heightened market anxiety amid concerns over sticky inflation and the prospect of higher interest rates.
  • The recent spike in the VIX mirrors levels seen back in October 2023, indicating a return to a more cautious market sentiment as investors navigate a complex economic landscape.