Chopped up post payroll. Stocks and bonds have been all over the place and the CBOE Volatility Index is now pushing back into positive territory. The knee-jerk reaction to the payroll data was met with modest buying interest, which produced a short-covering-fueled rally, that petered out midday and now investors are back on the defensive. After hitting a high of 28.63 early, then falling to a low of 26.48, VIX is up .27 to 27.82. VIX call volume outrunning put volume by a margin of more than 12-to-1.
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