Because the VIX is really unbelievable. If I had intraday trading skills, I'd be loving this. Up 65 points, to down 100. Down 80 points, to up 56, back down to negative 22. Up 110 points, back down to negative 11, and a flat close on the day. These sorts of days are becoming increasingly common. You traders should be making huge money. But alas, I am but a mere swing trader.