Volatility Got Crushed In February, The S&P 500 Soared
February was quite the month for markets. Two things, in particular, happened: volatility dropped, and stocks climbed higher. Here are two charts that show the action.
1. Here’s what the $VIX did February. It dropped more than 33%:
2. Here’s what the S&P 500 did in February. It climbed about 6%:
The question is now: was this just a seasonal occurrence for stocks and volatility? Or is this the start of a new trend? Let us know in the comments below.