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dreamer
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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

DOW down 100 and the VIX down 1.7 %...WTF?

Something smells...

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VIX up 30% today to 30.5

and the DOW loses 512 points (worst point drop since DEC 2008) -- now that's something you don't see everyday.

In the last 10 trading days, the S&P has lost $1.3 Trillion in market cap.

Interesting fortnight of trading, to say the least.

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

37.67 ... up 16% this morning. that's a new 52 week high.

I suspect we will see that number go a lot higher thru the day

UPDATE: closed up 50% on the day at 48 -- wow.

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

time to mind the vix at 24.53

anyone feel 50% better than on August 8th?

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VIX up 21% today - 29.75

DOW back below 12,000, and looking like it might erase the majority of last thursday's sugar high by the close. Euro is falling out of bed again too.

Hmmm ... maybe all that celebrating on CNBC last week was premature ... wonder if I can return my "DOW 15,000" t-shirt ...

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

VIX 36.5 at market open this morning

this should be a fun day to watch ...

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

R U short? I'm long my PMs and no shorts so not a money making day for me but always fun to watch the action...PMs are really coming back from the lows though and the DOW is still going down...which says something...I think.

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

dreamer wrote:
R U short? I'm long my PMs and no shorts so not a money making day for me but always fun to watch the action...PMs are really coming back from the lows though and the DOW is still going down...which says something...I think.


After the run up I went short the Euro, the S&P, and US real estate. Nothing crazy, but its netted out my 2 day (paper) loses on my metals/miners to the point where I'm pretty much flat. In all honesty, I wish I was sitting in cash right now and watching from the sidelines. This feels too much like putting all your money on black or red to me.

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Re: VIX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Exactly...since yesterday I've been wishing I went 100% cashola and just bidded my time from the sideline as you said. Well. Another lesson learned.

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