The VIX & The Tides

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is a market index that represents the market's expectation of 30-day forward-looking volatility. A high VIX high volatility and a low VIX = low volatility. In 10KTrades terminology, VIX can be illustrated by "wind speed (knots)" or by the types of Tides.

For some perspective, back in December when the market was very volatile, the VIX rose to 36.20. Since then the markets have been much calmer and the VIX has been around 13.

When the VIX is high expect volatility (high winds and turbulent seas) and trade accordingly. Likewise a low VIX might offer a little more stability so adjust your Captain's Log accordingly.

Trading Tide Levels (at the time of this post):
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