VIX index is vulnerable to a retail trader’s short attack

Vix vulnerable to a retail trader’s short attack, Experts warn Volatility products could see more wild swings as a lack of vol sellers exacerbates spikes.

After last month’s fantastic rally in GameStop driven by retail traders, Risk experts warn about a highly unprecedented move in the volatility markets that could foretell further market disruptions. The Vix index of S&P 500 options volatility soared nearly 75% after opening at 23 this month after reaching a high of almost $348.02 points to end at 37.21. According to experts, this was the sixth-largest Vix move in points terms since 1990 and was historically outsized

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