The VIX (VXX -6.7%) continues to slump, suggesting an ominous complacency in the face of...

The VIX (VXX -6.7%) continues to slump, suggesting an ominous complacency in the face of struggling stocks. The VIX, however, measures the implied volatility of one-month S&P options, but tells nothing about forward volatility, which - as recently as late summer - was at a higher level than the day after Lehman went bankrupt.
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  • dman22x
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    The market has completely lost its mind! We're all polishing the brass on the titanic! We have a month or two at most until this thing blows up, and the VIX will be trading 40-50%.
    13 Nov 2012, 12:11 AM Reply Like
  • swisstony
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    This year feels like all of the Vix insurance products fresh to the market are affecting it somehow...........long end has been signalling anything but complacency
    13 Nov 2012, 04:05 AM Reply Like
  • barrry
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    Polishing the brass on the Titanic, wish I had thought of that phrase! Agree 100%. Buckle-up people, its going to be a wild ride down!!! VIX could triple within the next 3 months.
    13 Nov 2012, 06:17 AM Reply Like
  • byron
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    Before it "triples" it will decline slowly and shorts will be the winners. It is designed to do this. Only a very quick disaster will make $ for any longs and it is very hard to time that .
    14 Nov 2012, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • baseballman24
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    Love the doom and gloomers, the US economy is awesome! Buy all you can of the vxx and I dare you to hold ! I buy VXX when I see up ticks get sold off or late day rally fades, but the US economy is getting stronger every day, VXX long term is fools gold.
    16 Nov 2012, 05:53 PM Reply Like
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