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« And It Got Worse | Main | DJIA Seventh Largest Point Decline »


If you look at the chart, it looks like the VIX is susceptible to sharp upmoves after periods of quiet/consolidation. In contrast, there are no equally sharp downmoves in the VIX from periods of stability. This makes sense when we think about risk in society in general. In our day to day lives, when things are just humming along, we are prone to sudden risk 'scares', but not the converse.

I wonder if the assymmetric profile is accurately reflected in VIX options pricing? I'm sure it would be, but if not, then the insurance may be being routinely underpriced.

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Short volatility strateegies must have been killed yesterday. I'll be interested to see February's numbers for LJM Partners and similar funds.

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