April 12, 2024 (NO COMMENTS)

BIS paper blames yield-enhancing structured products, but market participants are unconvinced

A fierce debate is flaring over whether popular retail investment products are artificially suppressing the Cboe Volatility Index, known as the Vix, which measures the implied 30-day volatility of the S&P 500. A paper published by the Bank for International Settlements on March 4 blames yield-enhancing structured products that sell options against long stock positions for depressing the Vix, which has defied geopolitical tensions and recession fears to average 13.5 this year compared to a