Volatility Index Not Surging During Pandemic

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The timeline below shows mentions of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX) since Jan. 1, 2014, showing its highest peak of the last 6 years was in Feb. 2018 and that thus far in 2020, despite a global pandemic, it has not surged.

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Unsurprisingly, it is mentioned far more on business channels than general television news coverage, though Fox Business mentions it far less than its peers Bloomberg and CNBC.

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