The VIX Explained

Most traders are aware of the VIX and have at least some vague idea what it represents — market volatility. However, in order to trade VIX-based market volatility, traders must first understand how exactly the VIX tracks market volatility and what types of trading strategies can capture that movement.

Investors Cheer Ford’s Innovative New CEO

Ford Motor Co. (ticker: F) shares traded higher by more than 1.3 percent on Monday morning after the company announced it would replace CEO Mark Fields with the head of its autonomous vehicles department, Jim Hackett. Ford and its investors are hoping Hackett can turn around Ford’s slumping profits and pave the way to a…