Rates, bonds and volatility had been showing distress for some time now. As usual, equities are the last ones to react.
There are other reasons that contributed to Friday's selloff that still need to be resolved.
This is a pretty cheap play, and pays out nicely if the VIX breaks back below 17.
Here's why I see volatility ahead -- but don't get bearish just yet.
Buying out-of-the-money puts is what has been holding the VIX higher.
There is a lot that will be determined at this pivotal meeting. Here's my base case.
After over a year of commenting, the SEC appears to have cleared hurdles to allow a new XIV, along with a new TVIX, to list in the near future. Will they be less 'explosive'?
With movement low, the VIX really high, and September expiration next week, take a flier on some VIX puts.
After a week of a whole lot of nothing, we could be due for a bout of volatility.
Here's how to play the Volatility Index as it hits 18.5.