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Open Interest for VIX Call Options Recently Topped 7.5 Million Contracts

Last week the open interest for call options on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) surged to more than 7.5 million contacts (see chart below). In a recent article at, reporters Joseph Ciolli and Inyoung Hwang wrote – “Going long market turbulence has surged in popularity in the last nine weeks, with investors sending an unprecedented […]

No Comments Weekly Market Outlook – Valuation Concerns Creep In

The market didn’t end last week on a particularly bullish foot, but it doesn’t matter  – it started the week on such a bullish foot the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) was still up 1.6% for the week, and still above a fairly important resistance line. The strength still doesn’t outright guarantee stocks will keep moving higher. […]