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Chart of the Week: 15 Year VIX Chart

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 22, 2004 @ 10:25 am In Finance,Media | Comments Disabled

A long-term chart of the VIX shows several recent lows, which led to a subsequent retracements.

15 Year VIX Chart (monthly) (click to open)
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Source: ILX

The previous period of ultra low volatility was from 1992-97. That low volatility period began 5 years after the 1987 crash, when interest rates were much higher than at present.

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[1] Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/vix_white_15_year_annotated.html

[2] America’s Fortunes: http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2004/01/editors.htm

[3] 10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World: http://www.techreview.com/articles/emerging0204.asp

[4] Making Tax Cuts Permanent: http://www.brook.edu/views/op-ed/gale/20040121taxcuts.htm

[5] It’s the Data, Stupid: http://slate.msn.com//id/2094191/

[6] Executive on the Couch: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/pubitem.jhtml?id=3856&t=organizations

[7] Proposals push spending beyond budget: http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040121-120324-4002r.htm

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