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Volatility Is Beginning To Look Like It Could Erupt Across Markets Everywhere

Stefan Cheplick

Volatility soared in July. It was up more than 40% during the month. On StockTwits, everyone has been talking about it. Below, we highlighted 3 charts and tables from experts across the community. Each of them  focusing on the recent surge in volatility.

1. The VIX had an enormous July. It was such a big month for volatility that it ranked on the all‒time list for biggest monthly moves. Just look at this:

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2. Here is an insightful seasonality chart about the VIX. Over the last 20 years, the VIX has made its biggest percentage moves in July, September and August. Take a look:

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3. If you think volatility could die right back down, think again. Here is an interesting study and backtest about what big spikes in the VIX could mean:

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