Equity indexes rebound from selloff
Chris McKhann | email@example.com
Equity indexes rebounded yesterday, making up most of the ground lost in Monday's selloff.
The S&P 500 was up 14.94 points to finish up the session at 1588.03. It was in positive territory all day and hit its session highs shortly before the close. Support is at 1560 and resistance a 1652.
The Nasdaq 100 gained 18.30 points to close at 2866.50. Support is at 2825 and resistance at 3000.
The Russell 2000 rose 1.07 percent to 961.26. It finished just off the day's high, which came right before the bell. Support is at 943 and resistance at 1000.
The CBOE Volatility Index fell 1.64 points, or 8.16 percent, to close at 18.47. It dipped to 17.82 shortly before the close and is now lower than the S&P 500's 10-day historical volatility of 20 percent.
The VIX futures followed lower, with the July contracts down 0.70 points to 19.45. The August futures fell 0.35 points to 19.95. That left the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) down 2.83 percent to $22.17.
Videocast: VIX call buyers return
October 7, 2015
Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders were selling VIX calls early in the day but reversed course as the market rally fizzled.
Videocast: Volatility levels decline
October 6, 2015
Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says volatility trading today is implying that the type of VIX action from August and early September will not repeat itself.
Video: Traders see elevated VIX
October 5, 2015
Even with the volatility index falling below 20 today, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are buying calls and selling puts in the VIX.
Videocast: Target 35 level in VIX
October 2, 2015
Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are targeting the 35 level for the volatility index in October, November, and December contracts.
Video: Traders sell VIX premium
October 1, 2015
Although the spot VIX remains elevated, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says implied volatility is "pretty normal" for October.