21 October 2009

The New VIX Reality

An excellent post over at VIX And More about anchoring and expectations etc, anyway, Bill talks about the new VIX reality at it tanks towards 20%.

Previously, I've spoken about using technical analysis on the VIX, so long as it is only about creating boundaries of prove and disproof. Well, a solid break below what seemed to be a base of around 23% certainly disproved the 23% base hypothesis.

The new one is to expect declining average VIX levels. Despite every bit of negativity in the real economy - green shoots or not - stocks just want to grind upwards.

Some are prompted to predict a multiyear bull on that basis... whatever. But right now, folks are comfortable with buying stocks.

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