As Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ drops, these riskier stocks should pop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., December 9, 2021.
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A measure of fear in stocks just broke below a key level, signaling that investors have started to take on risk again following a correction in the stock market. If the fear gauge keeps descending, some stocks could see an outsized pop in prices, including Tesla.