In today’s Monday Morning Outlook: Small Cap Sentiment and a Significant VIX Move, Bernie Schaeffer opines that last week’s VIX close below the 32-week simple moving average could signal the same sort of “all clear” message that a similar VIX close did in August 2006.
On the SPX-VIX correlation front, Schaeffer also looked at Friday’s action and noted that “the SPX rallying more than 0.85% while the VIX drops less than 10% - has had historically bullish implications dating back to 1990. Specifically, after 20 days the market is higher 69% of the time; the average gain in the SPX over this period is 1.65%.”
As an aside, readers may be interested to know that I have provided links on the right hand column of the blog to several important voices who frequently talk about the VIX and market sentiment. The links to “Other Important Voices” can be found just below “Blogs I Frequent” section and currently includes the likes of Bernie Schaeffer, Larry Connors, Fred Ruffy, Jay Kaeppel, and Mark Hulbert.