Intraday Market Thoughts

Archived IMT (2010.03.11)

by Ashraf Laidi
Mar 11, 2010 17:40

Revisiting the S&P500 and VIX charts in Monday's article showing how the S&P500 / VIX ratio is unable to break above the 65 resistance. 65 = the ratio. A higher ratio corresponds to higher S&P relative to VIX, hence bullish for markets and vice versa. Today, the S&P500 / VIX Ratio is at 60, down 5 points from Monday, which supports my anticipation for underperformance in S&P500 relative to the VIX. My forecast for a Chinese rate hike tomorrow (see previous note) and possible disappointment in US retail sales could well drag down the ratio further down. Note how that 65 level also coincided with the 200-weel moving average.


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