Looking for the bottom
HOW does one tell when markets are cheap? Regular readers will know that this blogger has been gloomy for a while but the trick is to have some cash available so one can follow the old rule of being greedy when others are fearful. The Vix index of volatility has reached 48, the kind of levels that indicate panic. Hedge funds say there is unusually high volume for August and that there are signs of capitulation in the financial stocks, perhaps as value investors exit the sector.