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CBOE Volatility Index (^VIX)

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26.70+0.33 (+1.25%)
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    D
    The plunge protection team sells VIX calls when they want to suppress volatility. Combined with massive liquidity injections, they can manage the market quite easily. Legitimate price discovery has been suspended. Again!
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    Philip
    DECLINING VOLATILITY?
    I’d like to echo the question that others are posing here. How can it be that the volatility index is declining when so many investors are panic-selling? The DOW has lost 2.3% in just two days and the NASDAQ is down by 5% this week. But this week, volatility has declined by 8.3%, according to the VIX. Shouldn’t volatility be going up, not down?
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    Gayle
    No volatility? Everything is fine. We will all drive our Teslas over to the Apple store, make a pit stop at WalMart, check our porches for our Amazon boxes. Rinse. Repeat. This will work great!
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    Metallica_Man
    Indexes are all down and that equates to negative Volatility ?
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    Anonymous
    Was this selloff predictable with VIX? can someone explain what to look for, for the future as lessons learned?
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    D
    Volatility is back! Right on schedule as fall approaches and the market reflects on how overbought it is. Time to start harvesting the fruits of the summer rally so we can weather the coming investment winter as the market comes to grips with the new normal... Whatever thats going to be...
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    Anonymous
    Can you buy Vix on regular on line trading?
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    D
    The Plunge Protection Team better get busy and flood the market with liquidity!
    Last week the Fed had to inject $53 billion to keep this turd of a market afloat, with this earnings season about to take 495 pokes the the S&P 500 bubble, I see huge profits for VIX options traders. It amazes me that 5 companies can be responsible for 30% of the S&P's entire market cap... Time will tell!
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    derek o
    Guys if you understand the market, both vix and snp500 can both go up until one is broken. Smart Traders are hedging and thus more open contracts causing vix to rise
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    D
    The fall is often a volatile time of year and with this election and such open divisiveness between the parties, I can see a strong market pullback if the Fed does not keep this baby afloat. Helicopter money or bust! Long VIX Call options...
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    Metallica_Man
    VIX up 5% and all yet all the indexes went up ? is that suppose to happen ?
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    Steve
    volatility is inching higher the last few days despite the market rising. expect a selloff soon
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    Mary
    profit taking.....as Dow approaches 29000 I sell. just sold Amazon at $3300.
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    Leadbelly
    Well looks like 8 weeks of a slow bleed out down to 17$ That is my guess.
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    StockMan
    43 soon.
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    John
    Vix going to 60 this is a massive deal / abe was a massive money printer in the dollar yen trade scam keeping stocks up and dollar low. This is how big tech crashes
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    Leadbelly
    sold all my stocks and calls off today. all in on vix calls now for two months.
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    Leadbelly
    still rooting for you guys, market up again tomorrow = 5-10% vix uppppp.
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    Kitt
    Today, Tuesday, Aug. 11th, 2020, a lot of bullish-lately assets had some steep drops (e.g., Bitcoin, Etherium, XRP and 80% of all crypto were down dramatically; Gold and silver down steeply. Oil down. Nasdaq down, high-fliers in other indexes - all down.) BUT, the S&P and DOW were down a very small percentage. What does that mean? There is a lot more downside risk as today has spooked the longs and that will likely continue if Bitcoin drops another few hundred or gold and silver continue their drop. Meanwhile the USA dollar made gains on UK, Europe and Japan. At least for the next trading days, the VIX will be choppy. But, again, if traders lose faith in the high-fliers, they will park their dollars in something more stable. By Thursday, 8/13.2020 the VIX will be seeing 26 plus change again. Remember to the 2 fears that move most markets - Fear of Missing Out (aka Greed) and Fear of Losing (pain avoidance). The next two days should be good ones for VIX and VXX lovers.
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    M
    Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz’s chief economic adviser, explained in an op-ed for the Financial Times how action in the options market should be taken as a...
    Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz’s chief economic adviser, explained in an op-ed for the Financial Times how action in the options market should be taken as a...
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