VIX jumps 19 percent as Wall Street tumbles

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – The CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX: ), Wall Street’s so-called fear gauge, jumped more than 19 percent on Friday as U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ) tumbled on worries over the high debt loads of some euro zone nations.

The VIX jumped 19.7 percent to $31.94 in early morning trading.

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(Reporting by Leah Schnurr)

VIX jumps 19 percent as Wall Street tumbles