The Fear index (VIX) has remained at lofty levels for an unusual length of time, attempting to break above long-term resistance. The VIX almost appears to have made a “Triple Top” at this long-term resistance line at (1) above.

Now the VIX is breaking a steep rising support line as fear is coming off some.

Two days ago I shared that the VIX was up 37% of a late while the S&P 500 was flat. I ask if the market was a “House of Cards or a House of Fear” due to the elevated levels at resistance. The breaking of support might suggest that fear was a little high of late.

Despite the decline of late, the VIX index remains around 50% above last years lows at this time.

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