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Note from Tim: the post below was kindly contributed by Matt Amberson, who is the owner/founder of ORATS.com and, having met him personally, I can testify is an all-around good guy.
Matt Amberson of ORATS and Marko Kolanovic, J.P. Morgan’s global head of macro quantitative and derivatives strategy, were quoted in a Reuters article about the VIX bubble relative to S&P volatility although each have different views of the cause.
Kolanovic is quoted in the article, “The gap between investor expectations and actual market moves is “indicating a bubble of fear and demand from investors looking to hedge or profit from a hypothetical market selloff.”
Over the past few weeks, the NASDAQ has been a thing of absolute beauty. It almost makes me think there’s still a normal market somewhere. Just look at that top. Smooth up…………smooth down………..break, retrace, and plunge. Gorgeous! Just like the universe was designed to operate. Now THAT is classical charting.