Volatility (VIX) – up around 140%. (Link from IndexUniverse.)
Tip of the hat to Marc Faber for nailing this call at the beginning of the year.
Also interesting is fact #10 – I cringe every time I hear some pundit say dividends are “safe”:
Fact 10: Dividends Are Getting Walloped
The Dow Jones Select Dividend Index is down 8.1% this year. And we thought dividends protected you when the markets get tough…