VIX has been steadily moving this week (TVIX @ 2 week high)
Inverse funds may look a lot more presentable today. If you cannot grasp that more people are out of work, less jobs have been created, and the fallout from the sequester has not been felt yet. The only thing that has gotten better is there are more rich people buying stuff. The middle class and below have never been able to do more than tread water since the scam of 2008-2009. TVIX could make it back to 5 pretty quick, without help from North Korea.