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  • xtgeminiman Aug 10, 2011 4:49 PM Flag

    does everyone see blood now?

    I hope you're right. I think the late sell-off was pretty overblown this afternoon. I just looked at Societe Generales balance sheet and it looks pretty good considering France banks just got killed.

    We didn't trade in as big a range as recently either so I think volatility's calming down a little. Tough to tell when the animal spirits are running wild.

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    • well, the good thing about the XIV is that you know eventually calmth will be back. That you can be sure of, so that ETN is a sure thing for a nice profit at these levels. With that one, you have no stress. Or you can go short VIX of course. The VIX might however go up some more when the sheep are running all together to the exit doors, but in the end, they will get through the doors and calmth returns. That's when VIX will crash and XIV will skyrocket. So longs in VIX constantly have to think when they will get out. If that isn't the fear index, what is?! lol...

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