VIX Is Where The Volume's At

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Despite tumbling volumes overall as the rally of the last few days progresses, today's terrible equity market volume is absolutely not evident in VIX - which has already traded more volume than an average day in 2014... "unrigged"


Volume has slipped as the rally progressed but a look at the collapse in stock futures volume compare to VIX futures volume explains where all the action in these "unrigged" markets is now...


As VIX is slamed once again to bring stocks higher... (as JPY loses its grip)

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:21 | 4680218 SmilinJoeFizzion
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XIV @ 2:30- they pound the vix like veal cutlet into the close-  Every f()cking day



Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:40 | 4680293 NotApplicable
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Strangely enough, I've been noticing how many of the sock-puppets posting here also started around the first monday in March.

So, instead of this place getting taken down, it's getting taken OVER!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:20 | 4680223 asteroids
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Folks stop buying the VXX, XXV, etc... The boyz and their supercomputers are waiting to put you through their meat grinder as soon as you step onto the playing field. Tempting as it is, don't do it.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:40 | 4680295 aVileRat
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any general vol. gimmick is just asking to be slammed


Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:21 | 4680231 youngman
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and gold and silver is down as China opens a big back door for the both of them

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:22 | 4680234 Father Lucifer
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Just go with the flow.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:38 | 4680285 buzzsaw99
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i understand the manipulation intent of the seller (aka fed) but why would anyone want to buy? the market never goes down and never can go down. why buy?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:49 | 4680345 Sudden Debt
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and as well calls and options trade lower in general even as stocks are definitly up.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:51 | 4680352 madbraz
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Reverse repo is where the volume is at - $130 billion worth of collateral to short treasuries and rehypothecate in support of leveraged trades.  Courtesy of your friendly NY FED, friendly if you are a banker, of course.  Plus $20 billion in securities lending.  Who needs QE.  


And to think that the NY FED pays interest to dealers and money market funds when they give them treasury collateral - why ever go to market if you can get collateral and be paid while doing it!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:52 | 4680359 MickV
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And when it spikes up it is almost guarenteed that the Daily Vix closes above the Daily Bollinger, then the following relief rally assures a close back inside--- the market buy signal-- rinse wash repeat. If POMO doesn't work then they use JPY carry, if that isn't working then they manipulate VIX. If good news doesn't spike the Algos then bad news does. Heads the Banker scum win, Tails you lose,..

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:54 | 4680725 MickV
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Or the algos buy "most shorted" (short squeeze)

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:07 | 4680584 JenkinsLane
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Brought to you by Kevin "I beat VIX like it owes me money" Henry.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:53 | 4680718 theyellowking
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WOW Tyler! You mean to tell me that the volume in the April VIX futures increased when the March futures expired?! Misleading charts on this website are rampant but hey, what ever gets those page views.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:29 | 4682321 TTaco
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The VIX the Focking VIX ! The Vix is going back to Focking 80% like it or not! Bwaaaahahahaha buy the vix every month, roll it over and lose 1-2% month for sure babs!

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