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10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate
Monthly snapshot of US private sector employment from ADP. This dataset is deprecated and will soon be removed because the source stopped updating it on July 31, 2018.
CBOE RVX Index from Quandl
Free
The CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) is a measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by Russell 2000 stock index option prices. Calculated by CBOE, provided by Quandl
CBOE SKEW Index from Quandl
Free
The CBOE SKEW Index is derived from the price of S&P 500 tail risk.
CBOE VVIX Index from Quandl
Free
The VVIX Index is an indicator of the expected volatility of the 30-day forward price of the VIX. Calculated by CBOE, provided by Quandl
CBOE VXD Index from Quandl
Free
CBOE VXD uses 30-day DJIA options to reflect investors' consensus view of future (30-day) expected stock market volatility
CBOE VXFXI Index from Quandl
Free
CBOE VXFI is the China ETF Volatility Index which reflects the implied volatility of the FXI ETF
Free
The CBOE Mid-Term Volatility Index is a measure of the expected volatility of the S&P 500 Index over a 6-month time horizon. Calculated by CBOE, provided by Quandl. This dataset is deprecated because the source stopped updating it on June 8, 2018.
CBOE VXN Index from Quandl
Free
CBOE VXN measures market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by NASDAQ-100 Index option prices
CBOE VXV Index from Quandl
Free
CBOE VXV is a constant measure of 3-month implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index options
CBOE VXXLE Index from Quandl
Free
VXXLE is the CBOE Energy Sector ETF Volatility Index, reflecting the implied volatility of the XLE ETF
Free
The number of unemployed as a percentage of the labor force via FRED.
Seasonally adjusted, the number of people receiving unemployment benefits
Free
The price of gold from the Deutsche Bundesbank Data Repository. This dataset is deprecated because the source stopped updating it on Apr 18, 2016.
GDP of the U.S. with implicit price deflator, from FRED
Gross National Product for the U.S. from FRED
The average interest rate at which leading banks borrow funds of a sizeable amount from other banks in the London market. This dataset is deprecated and will soon be removed because the source stopped updating it on November 7, 2016.
Annual real GDP per capita of the U.S.
Inflation as measured by the annual growth rate of the GDP implicit deflator shows the rate of price change in the economy as a whole. This dataset is deprecated because the source stopped updating it on Oct 24, 2016.
Free
Inflation rate for the U.S. as a percentage of the Consumer Price Index
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States, sourced from the Federal Reserve and provided by Quandl.
Initial unemployment claims for the US, provided by FRED, the Federal Reserve Economic Data initiative.
US Dollar to European Euro exchange rate. This dataset is deprecated because the source stopped updating it on Mar 1, 2018
VIX is an index created by the CBOE. This set, updated daily, is provided by Quandl via their data base of Yahoo sourced prices. This dataset is deprecated and will soon be removed because the source stopped updating on June 30, 2017. As an alternative, there is a VIX dataset sourced from the CBOE available here: https://www.quantopian.com/data/quandl/cboe_vix.
Free
VIX, created by the CBOE, is a popular measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options.
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