Whistleblower: Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is being manipulated

Someone has anonymously sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission claiming that one of the most popular measures of market volatility is being manipulated. The letter claims that fake quotes for the S&P 500 index are skewing levels of the CBOE Volatility Index, which reflects bearish [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.