Pre-Collapse Market Volatility: What Does It Mean? by AL MARTIN (AL MARTIN RAW.COM)
(Charts: Bloomberg and Nanex and @noalpha_allbeta found on Zero Hedge.com)
(10-13-14) The opportunity to accumulate wealth always comes in the preamble of economic collapse. This has always been true and it is important for those who understand economics and markets to capitalize on the volatility that is always the first signpost of economic collapse.
Last week we have seen volatility both in global equities, bonds and commodities that has not been seen since the so-called Great Peak of August 2000. This amount of volatility has not even been seen since September 2008.
Now the VIX Volatility Index tells you that there is more volatility to come and it is likely that the 200 day moving average in the S&P 500 will not be held. The next test is what happens after you get 2 to 3 consecutive closes in the S&P 500 below the 200 day moving average. In other words does that prompt another leg down? Thatís the only question.
The fact that the VIX went out at 21 on Friday whereas mathematically relative to the volatility on the week should have gone out at about 25 tells you that there are still too many people who are prepared to buy dips.