Another down day for the VIX (VXX -2.9%) brings volatility (or fear) to its lowest level since...

Another down day for the VIX (VXX -2.9%) brings volatility (or fear) to its lowest level since the summer of 2007. The term structure - short-term risk relative to medium-term risk - plunges to its lowest level in at least a decade.
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  • nbastaldo
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    I told you so
    13 Mar 2012, 11:30 AM Reply Like
  • larry214001
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    Everything is rosey. The market will go up and VIX will go lower forever. Sure.
    13 Mar 2012, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • stmac
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    Yes, the VXX is at an all time low, but the VIX is not. In fact, today the VIX is above 14 and last year it hovered around 11 for some time. Why the discrepancy? One futures trader has noticed intervention by a huge trader to absorb trades and limit volatility. This would dovetail with other strategies to push the stock market higher and into bubble territory, where it is now headed. This inspite of all the adverse economic conditions we are all aware of.
    So, safe traders may want to wait until the VIX drops closer to 10 before building a position.
    13 Mar 2012, 02:38 PM Reply Like
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