Looking for signs of fear? Finding any?
VIX Volatility Index
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Complacency (in purple) can last for long periods of time.
Fear (in blue) tends to spike and subside.
While the VIX is not at the historic lows seen in 2007, I rather doubt it gets there. If it does, new market highs are likely.
Compare fear (as measured by the VIX) with the chart of the S&P 500 below.
Buy the dip mentality is entrenched. There is no fear.
Should there be at these prices?
Mike "Mish" Shedlock
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