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VIX: Fear Index Collapsing

Published 12/09/2021, 02:41 PM
Updated 07/09/2023, 06:31 AM

I am flabbergasted at the collapse of the fear index. In the span of just a few days, it was crushed to almost half its level, collapsing from the mid-30s back into the teens.

We see plainly that buy the dip rules the human mind. My view is that this will be recognized as an error in judgment. I hate to put so much weight on one report, but I again point to tomorrow morning’s CPI data as a potential inflection point.

VIX Daily Chart.

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Fortune teller?
you could say that to any forecast
Insider’s with the Fed should give it away! I kinda think Biden did already
The most useless article on vix? Check!
double digi CPI is coming to Town.
When our dear President was paying lip service to the CPI data tomorrow, they must be really out of this world.  We'll see, but I am not seeing anything good out of it.
He front ran an economic indicator. That's a pretty big no no even for a sewer like Washington D.C.
how are you even published anywhere
Oliver says that you are DEAD WRONG and that the VIX is about to spike to new highs as the stock market begins an 80% CRASH in coming weeks!!!
one day you will be right. Been wrong all year
With the FED backstopping this laughable "market," what's to worry about?  Charles Ponzi would cry tears of joy if he could see the ultimate incarnation of his work in action.
one day you will be right, havnt been yet
I bought VIX 35 puts on the spike and am about to sell them for a 25% profit and go long VIX 21 calls in anticipation of the train wreck cpi numbers tomorrow.
 Tomorrow is month over month, not the annualized rate. Beside that, nothing has changed to reduce the number. Fully expect .7 or worse and that will accelerate the Fed's plans even more.  Guess we'll find out tomorrow a.m..
IMO rents will kick in and we should still see a rise in CPI for 2 quarters avg
I guarantee you made more than 25% since the VIX got hammered pre-market. But if you did buy Calls as you said you were going to, it looks like you gave all the profits back from the Puts. I did something similar. Am holding VIX calls and SPY Puts. I definitely need the market to react correctly to negative news or I'm in trouble. How can the market ignore so many catalysts and brush them off as no big deal? It's unbelievable! Anyways, good luck to you. Hope we make our money back plus much more.
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