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IStoxx, in association with Deutsche Börse and SWX, has launched a group of indexes covering eurozone, German and Swiss volatility, the VSTOXX, VDAX-NEW and VSMI respectively. VDAX-NEW replaces the incumbent VDAX, which is expected to be wound-up at the end of the year. They have already been licensed as the basis for volatility futures contracts.

The indexes use a new methodology developed by Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Börse which complements the existing VDAX methodology. They will be

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It has been several years since we have seen volatility in gold. An increase in gold volatility can typically be associated with a change in sentiment and investor behavior. The precious metal has surged this year on increased demand for safe haven…

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