The VIX (VXX +0.6%) - typically moving the opposite direction of stock prices - has been more...

|By:, SA News Editor

The VIX (VXX +0.6%) - typically moving the opposite direction of stock prices - has been more correlated to equities this year than any other time since 1996, according to Kaitlyn Kiernan, with today (if it holds) being the 23rd instance YTD in which both have moved in the same direction. That translates into 25% of the trading sessions (for all 1996, it was 29%).