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VIX Futures: Fall Below 26-27 Would Be Bullish for Stocks

A hedge fund portfolio manager highlighted an interesting observation to me this week that I believe investors should be paying close attention to as markets transition through this historically volatile time of the year. To be clear, I am not an option or volatility expert but the chart below is noteworthy from a technical perspective and is likely to provide an important signal for equity markets in the coming months.

The top panel of this week’s chart is the 7-month volatility (VIX) futures contract (March 2021). The relatively high level of this contract at 27 shows that investors remain worried about equity markets into Q1 2021.

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