VIX falls again as stocks march higher
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
Equity indexes jumped again yesterday despite a mid-session dip on a false terrorism report, sending the CBOE Volatility Index and its futures lower once more.
The S&P 500 gained 16.28 points, or 1.04 percent, to close at 1578.78 just off its midday high. Earlier the SPX gave up all the day's gains on the fake news report of explosions at the White House. Resistance remains at its all-time highs around 1597 reached two weeks ago, while support is at 1540.
The Nasdaq 100 gained 25.30 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2835.37. It is also back near the levels of two weeks ago, with resistance at 2864 and support at 2743
The Russell 2000 was up 14.56 points, or 1.59, percent to 929.36. Resistance is at 946 and support at 900.
The VIX was down 0.91 points, or 6.32 percent, to 13.48. The May VIX futures lost 0.70 points to close at 14.60, while the June futures were down 0.65 points to 15.45.
Videocast: Near-term pop in VIX?
March 3, 2015
Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says today's action in the VIX pits indicates that traders are positioning for volatility to rise in the near term.
Videocast: Traders see floor in VIX
March 2, 2015
Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are selling March VIX puts, apparently believing that further downside potential in the volatility index is limited.
Videocast: VIX 'cash spread' hedge
February 27, 2015
Group One's Mike Palmer explains the strategy behind a VIX "cash spread" as traders cover positions going into the weekend.
Videocast: Futures see higher VIX
February 26, 2015
Although the spot volatility index remains below 14, Group One's Dominic Savino says the March VIX futures are targeting the 16 level.
Videocast: Low short-term volatility
February 25, 2015
Although a big player is buying VIX March 23 calls, Group One's Mike Palmer says the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) settled today near 11.