Technical Analysis

VIX and S&P 500: what’s next?

In an almost unnatural situation, with the S&P 500 Index going up whatever happened, at the end of January the correction arrived and the excesses were finally eradicated. But while professional traders had some relief with the arrival of this event, they were also concerned about the way the fall occurred: unexpectedly too fast and deep, almost -12% in a couple of weeks, and with an unthinkable increase in volatility.

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The Wall Street Rally Needs a Pause. But when, and how?

After concluding an excellent 2017 and starting the new year on a positive note, Wall Street confirms its strong momentum and the bulls are still controlling the market. Prices move into unexplored territory, there is a plenty of bulls around, the chart pattern of the major indexes reflects a typical sustained trend. As always happens in similar cases, concerns are mounting about the risk of an exhaustion driven market meltdown.

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What history can tell us about the actual S&P 500 behaviour?

Looking to the financial markets it is always a human game. Fear and greed are always present. In these last periods we can note two human sentiments facing each other: on the one hand, increasing optimism, which is an anticipation of future greed: stock markets continue to rise steadily with such low volatility that the market’s fractality has been temporarily replaced by an incredible linearity.

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