The VIX at 20 is at a 20 Year Average

By | October 13, 2014

The Volatility Index ($VIX) made its highest weekly close since December of 2013. It spiked above and held the 20 level. This level has been widely watched and for good reason.

13. Three yer VIX chart

Here is a 20 year chart of the VIX overlaid with a regression line. A regression line is the best-fit straight line of closes over the period, in this case, weekly closes. The 20 level has been the best-fit straight line level over the last 20 years.

13. 20 VIX chart

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