343 days ago • Posted by Paul de La Baume

S&P 500 Volatility (VIX) - Lowest Since Nov'2021 $SPY #trading #stocks

The VIX index, which measures the stock market's expectation of volatility based on S&P 500 index options hit its lowest level since November'2021. This is typically a sign that markets are COMPLACENT again. Markets can still climb higher and volatility can sink further, but it is telling investors are not so fearful now. Volatility picks up when traders are nervous, can't decide, and want to only take short-term positions or hedged. That's typically when there are more opportunities for active investors building positions or active traders. (think Mid-march, SVB crisis as an example).