Perceptions what is "low" on the VIX (VXX) are skewed by the financial crisis, writes Adam...

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Perceptions what is "low" on the VIX (VXX) are skewed by the financial crisis, writes Adam Warner. Prior to 2008, a VIX above 30 for any length of time was unheard of, and a level in the teens was the norm for years on end. This doesn't mean options aren't cheap at these levels - they are, and replacing stock winners with calls at these prices wouldn't be a horrible strategy.