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Wall Street’s fear gauge says the sell-off isn’t over yet


Traders work at their desks at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.

Lucas Jackson | Reuters

The stock market may need a little more anxiety before a real buying opportunity sets in.

Judging by the Cboe Volatility Index, which is considered the best gauge of fear on Wall Street, a tradeable bottom hasn’t been reached, according to Nick Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research.

Mike Robinson
Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.