CHART OF THE DAY: Bombshell Fed Announcement Causes Shock Volatility Collapse

button more charts
button chart prev
button chart next

The Fed’s 2:15 PM ET announcement of quantitative easing 2 today had markets in raptures. Briefly.

But… surprisingly, volatility, which you would think might have surged did the opposite. It plunged.

So markets got exactly what they were expecting with the announcement.

chart of the day, volatility, nov 2010

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at