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Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.

 
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Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
www.businessinsider.com...

According to Art Cashin, somebody (not an institution) has placed a $11.25 million bet on a 2 month contract on the VIX.

For those unaware, the VIX is the volatility index, so this bet is saying that some time over the next 60 days there is going to be a huge increase in volatility in the stock market, technically either up or down. But according Cashin:

"some options trader has made an enormous $11.25 million bet that the VIX will explode higher very soon.

And a rally in the VIX is usually accompanied by a drop in the stock markets."

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forever young, I want to be forever young


this reminds me of when someone took out 33% of their bp stock before that stuff happened in the gulf. hey what ever happened to being mad about that...
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Re: Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
Sorry, but I'm a little confused. Is he/she betting that the market will tank, or go higher?
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Re: Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
Sorry, but I'm a little confused. Is he/she betting that the market will tank, or go higher?
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The Vix is the volatility indext, so technically it could go either way, but as Cashin points out increased market volatility is usually associated with a market tanking.
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Re: Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
Sorry, but I'm a little confused. Is he/she betting that the market will tank, or go higher?
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The Vix is the volatility indext, so technically it could go either way, but as Cashin points out increased market volatility is usually associated with a market tanking.
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Very interesting... I wonder what it is they know...
Thanks OP!
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Re: Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
Maybe somebody has the inside skinny that that meteorite will actually hit earth.

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Re: Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
www.businessinsider.com...

According to Art Cashin, somebody (not an institution) has placed a $11.25 million bet on a 2 month contract on the VIX.

For those unaware, the VIX is the volatility index, so this bet is saying that some time over the next 60 days there is going to be a huge increase in volatility in the stock market, technically either up or down. But according Cashin:

"some options trader has made an enormous $11.25 million bet that the VIX will explode higher very soon.

And a rally in the VIX is usually accompanied by a drop in the stock markets."
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11 million? that's a goat bet to sway the market. that isn't big money by any means for some big whig in the know. The fact it keeps popping up as new here and on blogs, but same bet -- is telling.
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Well, it 2 months if no volatility happens, that 11 mil is gone!

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Re: Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
www.businessinsider.com...

According to Art Cashin, somebody (not an institution) has placed a $11.25 million bet on a 2 month contract on the VIX.

For those unaware, the VIX is the volatility index, so this bet is saying that some time over the next 60 days there is going to be a huge increase in volatility in the stock market, technically either up or down. But according Cashin:

"some options trader has made an enormous $11.25 million bet that the VIX will explode higher very soon.

And a rally in the VIX is usually accompanied by a drop in the stock markets."
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link please....too lazy to look for it
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[link to www.businessinsider.com]

Sorry, initially meant to post it.
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Re: Somebody is betting *HUGE* on the Vix.
Check it.

[link to www.zerohedge.com]