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Strange VIX behavior: was never negative today!


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#1 dTraderB

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:40 PM

The daily VIX trend has been up since the start of 2018 even as SP500 zoomed  ahead

 

Even at the DOW and S&P highs today, the VIX was still up on the day, at SP Futures 2808 and DOW up by 280 points



#2 diogenes227

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

Not strange, valuable.


"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me because I'd like to hear it again," Groucho Marx (on market history?).

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#3 tommyt

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

Its not strange...in blowoffs, which are rare themselves, players buy calls as they are naturally bullish or want to replace stock with options, and put players buy puts as they see an end nearby or want to protect. This causes vol to go up with price. So far thats exactly what we are seeing. Interesting year ahead of us.



#4 da_cheif

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:01 PM

Its not strange...in blowoffs, which are rare themselves, players buy calls as they are naturally bullish or want to replace stock with options, and put players buy puts as they see an end nearby or want to protect. This causes vol to go up with price. So far thats exactly what we are seeing. Interesting year ahead of us.

no blowoff   2018will make 2017 look like childs play as the epicenter of primary wave 3 climbs this wonderfuil wall of worry everyone here seems to subscribe to.....watch the sky