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December 29, 2017

VIX

After multiple challenges of Short-term and Intermediate-term resistance, VIX rallied in the final hour on Friday to close above Long-term resistance at 10.98. This action generates a clear buy signal. A breakout above the Ending Diagonal trendline suggests a complete retracement of the decline from January 2016, and possibly to August 2015.

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December 22, 2017

VIX

VIX challenged its Intermediate-term resistance at 10.18 but closed beneath it  A close above Long-term resistance at 10.98 may generate a buy signal. A breakout above the Ending Diagonal trendline suggests a complete retracement of the decline from January 2016, and possibly to August 2015.

(WSJ) U.S. stocks continue to loll along but a few under-the-radar readings reveal simmering… Continue reading

December 15, 2017

VIX

VIX challenged its Intermediate-term resistance at 10.22 but did not break above it, closing near an 88.6% retracement A breakout above the Ending Diagonal trendline suggests a complete retracement of the decline from January 2016, and possibly to August 2015. The December target may be the Cycle Top at 23.11.

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December 8, 2017

VIX

 

After challenging its mid-Cycle resistance at 14.39 last week, VIX declined to an 85% retracement. A breakout above the Ending Diagonal trendline suggests a complete retracement of the decline from January 2016, and possibly to August 2015. The December target may be the Cycle Top at 23.46.

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December 1, 2017

VIX

 

VIX challenged its mid-Cycle resistance at 14.54 this week, breaking out above its November 15 high at 14.51. It has since made a 62% retracement. A further breakout above the Ending Diagonal trendlne suggests a complete retracement of the decline from January 2016, and possibly to August 2015.

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November 24, 2017

VIX

VIX was slammed in the final hour of the day on Friday to a new all-time low. This leaves the VIX with a Megaphone (reversal) formation. The lager formation that gives an upside target is the Ending Diagonal which suggests a complete retracement of the decline from January 2016.

(Bloomberg) The Cboe Volatility Index touched an all-time low amid a… Continue reading

November 17, 2017

VIX

VIX rallied from its mid – Cycle resistance at 14.59 before closing above Long-term support at 11.11. VIX is on a buy signal. The inverted Head & Shoulders formation now has a completed right shoulder giving a potential target for the next move higher when the neckline is exceeded.

(Barrons) The CBOE Volatility Index spiked to 14.5 early Wednesday morning… Continue reading

November 10, 2017

VIX

VIX rose from its Master Cycle low to close above Long-term support/resistance at 11.11. VIX is now on a buy signal. The inverted Head & Shoulders formation now has a completed right shoulder giving a potential target for the next move higher.

(Bloomberg) Volatility roared back into the U.S. equity market as fresh concern about the prospects for tax reform… Continue reading

October 27, 2017

VIX

VIX declined beneath all but the July 26 low. However, it was a record weekly closing low. The inverted Head & Shoulders formation still survives due to the probability that today’s low may have been a late Master Cycle low.

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October 27, 2017

VIX

 

VIX broke out against the prior week’s high, but ended the week below all critical support/resistance areas. A buy signal awaits it above Intermediate-term resistance at 10.70, with further confirmation above weekly mid-Cycle resistance at 14.64. It has an inverted Head & Shoulders formation that, when triggered, offers us a potential target for the next rally.

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