A Triple-"Fat-Finger" VIX Day

Unrigged...

 

Just as stocks dipped after the opening squeeze and as the afternoon began.. and again into the close... VIX was rammed lower in an awkwardly-timed "well it must be a fat finger" trade that sparked a rebound in the all-time-high trending stock market.

 

 

But note the closing ramp did not work...

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It appears more than a few were aggressively buying protection ahead of tomorrow's FOMC minutes.

 

Charts: Bloomberg