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"Fear isn't here," writes Brendan Conway of the VIX, which is up a "scant" 5% amidst a 2%...

"Fear isn't here," writes Brendan Conway of the VIX, which is up a "scant" 5% amidst a 2% sell-off in equities. Not only is the index not moving much (it rose 50% on August 8, for instance), but traders say volume today, while brisk, is not particularly strong. VXX +5.9%.
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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    nobody left in this market but shorts so why would anybody be fearful?
    1 Jun 2012, 01:09 PM Reply Like
  • Unconventional Wisdom
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    i'm buying
    1 Jun 2012, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • TWagen
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    If there is no fear then that is really a bad sign because from all accounts there is plenty that can go wrong at every turn.
    1 Jun 2012, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • jacobsen
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    THe so callled fear index ...tvix and vzz is linked to oil prices...Unless their is MAJOR FEAR...earthquake...et... will see the svxy as the only reasonble investment from this point...I JUST LOADED UP FOR THE EASIEST MONEY ...
    1 Jun 2012, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • roneil2353
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    See if FEAR hits ya on Monday....
    1 Jun 2012, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • Deltascared
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    They heard from both President Obama and Governor Romney and there is still no fear? This is the home of the brave!
    1 Jun 2012, 01:52 PM Reply Like
  • Jennifer Loh
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    Ha Ha, you're so funny. Thank you for good laughs.
    1 Jun 2012, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • Jennifer Loh
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    P.S. And I agree.
    1 Jun 2012, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • sr1977
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    HFT's aren't programmed for fear, only manipulation and opportunity.

     

    If there was still a retail investor left the VIX would be bouncing off of all time highs and the paltry -100 or -200 down dow days could easily be multiplied by 4 or 5.

     

    Look at the 10 yr if you want to see fear, probably every sovereign nation is buying it hand over fist.
    1 Jun 2012, 02:18 PM Reply Like
  • touristview
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    wait for election time on 17 June in Greece. then you see real fear.
    2 Jun 2012, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • Deltascared
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    June 17 is near the date for resumption of the infernal, eternal talks with Iran. There has been significant posturing and near threats by the west which is odd since it works to the political and career advantage of nobody outside of Israel. Still, sometimes bombs fall when there is no economic profit and no permanent solution of the problem for the belligerents. HAS ANYONE NOTICED HOW RUSSIA SEEMS TO KEEP THE FIRE GOING? And how much their economy profits from high oil prices? Gotta love Putin.
    3 Jun 2012, 08:16 AM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    So...let's all load up on VXX? :P
    3 Jun 2012, 01:23 AM Reply Like
  • Deltascared
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    Is this guy serious? It was up 8%.the last time I looked.
    3 Jun 2012, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    I was just kidding. We need a little bit of humor to get us through this rough market.
    3 Jun 2012, 10:32 AM Reply Like
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