CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) drifts down .02 to 14.30 after rallying about 15 percent, or 1.89 points, off the 5-year lows of 12.43 set on 1/22. Interesting options trades on the index today include an Apr 20 – 25 call spread on VIX, bought for 70 cents, 150000X, to open. The position seems to reflect expectations that the market’s “fear gauge” could see another spike before the April expiration. It comes ahead of key monthly jobs data Friday morning.
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