This Week in VIX – 4/25/2014

VIX was 5% higher last week despite the S&P 500 being virtually unchanged for the week.   For the first four days last week VIX was pretty range bound.    When Friday rolled around and there were some concerns about being short volatility over the weekend VIX broke to the upside, but by 3:15 Chicago time was near the 14 level and actually came real close to falling back to having a 13 handle which was the handle for the majority of the week.

VIX Prices

As far as the VIX term structure curve goes, things were fairly dull there as well.  With the exception of the June VIX future all contracts on the board were either a tick higher or flat on the week.