Why is the VIX holding steady?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by MrDODGE, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Any other day the Dow has been up 250+ points the VIX has fallen 10% or more. With the Dow up almost 400 points the VIX has only dropped about 4%.

  2. cuz its consolidating before moving higher
  3. You are saying the VIX is consolidating and the market is poised to move lower?

  4. higher. the vix is going to go higher.
  5. That would imply the market moving lower
  6. Thats what I was trying to get at too.

  7. that's essentially what he said.
  8. The VIX isn't correlated directly to volatility, only to the perception of future volatility. There's humans in the loop.
  9. VIX will not fall much until significantly more time passes without major blowups.

    I think by March we'll be at 30-35 vix. March vix is at 48 right now...
  10. the vix has some way to go before it tops the oct 1987 h of 170+
    but does look like it'll go higher - 120 anyone ?
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    #10     Dec 8, 2008