7 Reasons Why Traders And Investors On StockTwits Are Watching The VIX

1.) The number of trading days that the S&P 500 has moved more than 2% is at one:

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2.) A post from @RiskReversal, “Normally, September is when markets start to get more volatile as everyone returns from August vacation.  In 2013 though, volatility died when September arrived.” – Enis Taner

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3.) And then this from @Ryknow:

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4.) Even the put/call ratio made new lows earlier this month:

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5.) The recent action around the VIX is so far great for the market:Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 9.48.54 AM

 

6.) Look at the massive VIX vs SPX spread:

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7.) Spotted by @allstarcharts, “Last month, short positions initiated by hedge funds reached all-time highs according to CFTC data.”

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Bonus: The VIX, Plato, and the Matrix:

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