VIX Below 9?

The weekly Market Update is posted and includes the following;

The Barron’s Striking Price column made a sort of tail wagging the dog argument about VIX-related exchange traded products causing a distortion in the market. The concern is that a large single day spike in the VIX (more specifically the futures that the funds use) could cause a repositioning on the funds’ part that would cause an “acceleration event” that pushes prices down even more and volatility higher. We would never underestimate the market’s ability to panic and while the scenario is of course plausible, it is not obvious that something that has never happened before be so easily predicted by one random article. The next panic will likely be caused by something else.

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