I wrote about the VIX Index this morning before the markets opened. Little did I know the VIX would jump this morning.
VIX Index Chart
The VIX Index chart this morning shows how the inability of the S&P to push through 2050 has driven up the VIX Index. On March 18, last Friday, the market experienced its biggest day of volume in a year as the S&P reached 2050. That drove down volatility to its lowest level of 2016 to $13.75. Since then you can clearly see that the VIX Index has been slowly rising as the market has been unable to move higher. This morning’s dip in the S&P pushed the VIX Index back to $14.93 and call options jumped over 15% on most calls. Some jumped more.
VIX Index – The Fear Index Trade
Since the introduction of the VIX Index in 1993, I have enjoyed some spectacular gains in a trade that requires very little capital. It is the low amount of capital that is key too much of the trade as less risk to capital means the chance for losses are small.
VIX Index Strategy Update
This is the latest update on the trades being done in the VIX Index. The remainder of this trade discussion and outline of positions being traded is for FullyInformed members.
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