The Russians are coming

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After the record setting day yesterday it is likely that we had a pullback today.  There was no real economic news to make stocks selloff just a  lack of good news.  The only problem with yesterday’s rally was that it was too steep.  VIX really could not move down because traders could not keep ATM vol that low so the VIX drop was small on Wednesday.

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Are the VIX futures pricing another election?

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As the SPX tilts to all-time highs again, VIX is meandering down to the 11 handle after getting oversold last week into the holiday.  What was strange was the action in the VIX future term structure.  VIX futures lifted on a day when there was scant market activity and close to close volatility was even lower than the posted 10 day 4.28%. Every future in the VIX term structure was higher.

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