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Why Isn't VIX Moving Yet

The VIX failed to break 16 on a close...again.  VVIX did nothing today...again.  The VIX settled, adjusted for the weekend lower than its Friday close.  VVIX did the same and has failed to break out on any of this uptick in movement.

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VIX Futures Got SMOKED

The VIX was down nicely today,  adjusted for the weekend VIX was done about 1%.  Yet,  take a look at the movement in the futures.  The May future AND at certain times the June future were done on a point basis about as much as the VIX cash index was today.

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VIX Short Squeeze Anyone?

The day after the VIX somewhat underperformed the move in the SPX and VVIX stayed bid we saw a really nice sell off and VIX pop.  What was more interesting though was the VIX future expiring next Wednesday.  It completely popped, normally with about a week to go and trading at a premium to the cash I would have expect the May future to perform at about 80% of the cash index.  Looking at the tick chart one can clearly see that for large periods of time VX was OUTPERFORMING the cash index.

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Despite VIX Selloff VVIX Firm

Yes, the VIX is back below 14.  One might argue that only dropping to 13.63 is a bit underwhelming in the index, but thats neither here nor there.  What is more interesting to me is that VVIX is not tanking with the VIX index.

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July Futures are Overpriced in VIX

The VIX got smoked today.  Adjusted for the weekend the VIX was down about .90 points, which is a nice drop when its below 15.  Additionally there was some preasure on the VVIX and May and June futrues.  However, there is one contract that seems completely out of whack within the VIX curve:  July.  Notice the kink in the curve below:

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