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Saturday, May 06, 2017

The VIX Volatilty Index

I make limited use of the VIX index. However, when the weekly index falls into the 10 -12 range,
there is a clear suggestion to expect volatility in the stock market to rise out ahead. This means
that it would be normal to expect some corrective action, but it certainly does not imply that it
will be major. Even so, the current nearly historically low VIX does suggest that when the market
moves into a more volatile period, it can certainly last a while and be a little spooky.  VIX Weekly

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