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Last Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 9/28/2014

This is one of those weekends where I get to add a 3rd curve into the mix below. Thursday, as all of us that were not under a rock know, was a hectic day for the equity market. Hectic days in the stock market result in green days for volatility. The purple line below shows the […]

Last Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 9/7/2014

The S&P 500 pulled out a gain for the week through shaking off what was called a bad employment report this past Friday. VXST and VIX rose as well for the week while the longer dated volatility indexes were down slightly. We have to attribute some of the VXST and VIX gains to rebounding from […]

Volatility Indexes and ETPs Last Week – 8/17/2014

Volatility came back down to what is considered ‘normal’ levels for 2014, but there was a slight twist. Note that on Friday VXST closed at a slight premium relative to VIX. I was hosting a VIP tour in the last hour of trading on Friday and things were pretty active as the S&P 500 worked […]

Volatility Indexes and ETPs Last Week – 8/3/2014

After checking in on the four S&P 500 oriented volatility indexes I realized part of what I see is expected and the other part is a little worrisome. VXST was up just over 60% last week. I love how I type that and move on. Any other market has a 60% move and there is […]

Volatility Indexes and ETPs Last Week – 7/20/2014

The week over week curve changes do not even come close to doing this past week’s volatility index action any justice. I got out my back up spreadsheet that allows me to plot three lines. The result is below. Note the purple line showing the short lived volatility event from Thursday. The pattern of a […]

Volatility Indexes and ETPs Last Week – 6/15/2014

The S&P 500 had a slight setback of a week with the result being a heck of a rebound in VXST and VIX, at least on a percentage basis. Of course both VXST and VIX rebounded off of what can be mildly referred to as a low base price and in the words of one […]

Last Week in VIX Indexes and ETPs – 5/11/2014

When I started putting together the term structure chart showing a comparison of the week over week changes for VXST, VIX, VXV, and VXMT I got a little scared. Basically with VXST and VIX both barely changed for the week I was afraid the two lines on the chart below would appear as one. The […]

Last Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 4/27/2014

Things were pretty crazy last week at The Options Institute last week with a wide variety of groups visiting and instructors running from one place to another.  Marty Kearney is slaving away in Las Vegas right now, poor fella.  When I am consumed with my duties at work I tend to lose track of the […]

Last Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 4/20/2014

It took five days for the S&P 500 to drop from 1865 to 1815 – this past week the S&P 500 rose from 1815 to 1864 in just four days.   This time last week those of us that comment on the market action each weekend were posting articles and blogs citing the S&P 500 experiencing […]

Last Week in VIX Options and ETPs – 4/13/2014

What a difference a week makes especially in the volatility world.  Based on an equity market drop, which came mostly at the end of the week, of 2.65% last week VXST was up over 33% and VIX climbed a hair under 22%.  The shift in the curve is pretty dramatic, going from what we are […]


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