‘VIX’ Archive

Strongest day 4 & 5 of New Year since 1950-Good for fear trade

  CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE  2015 has gotten off to some wild swings, to say the least. The past 2 days (4th and 5th day of a New Year) have been the strongest since 1950, pushing the S&P 500 up 2.97%. This comes on the heals of the S&P getting off to the third […]

VIX (Fear Trade) at potential triple resistance. Time to short it again?

  CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE Can the VIX (Fear Trade) rise 50% in 3-days with the S&P 500 falling less than 3%? Is that possible? If that would happen, does that sound like a short-term extreme/panic from the investing community to you? Well it did happen! Almost a month ago (12/11/14) the VIX did […]

VIX (Fear Index) – Lowest yearly average since 2006!

  CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE When it comes to investors fearing the stock market, this year won’t set any records for “excess fear.” The above table highlights annual averages for the VIX (Fear Index) over the past 24 years.  The VIX index has hovered (on average) at low levels this year, the lowest average […]