Volatility Can't Stay Low Forever

Volatility Can't Stay Low Forever

Posted on September 02, 2016
Weekly Update
Market State 2: Bullish (7 days). Market State 2 tends to occur following a normal pullback.
Standard - Canterbury Volatility Index (CVI 49): New low in volatility (year to date).
Short Term - Canterbury Volatility Index (CVI 29): New low in volatility (year to date).
The Short Term CVI Reflects changes in volatility very quickly.
Low Volatility ALERT:
Volatility has now declined below the optimum range of CVI 55 (now CVI 49). The Short Term CVI is also below its optimum range of CVI 35 (now CVI 29). Extremely low volatility is similar to squeezing down a spring. The longer and tighter it gets squeezed, the bigger the pop. In addition, our system also uses a shortened version of the CVI. The “shortened” CVI is used specifically for identifying periods that are most likely to experience potential single day outliers that could exceed 1.5% plus, either up or down. Even though some short term market turbulence is expected soon, our current bullish market stance remains intact.

Source: AIQ
The last time volatility was as low as it is now was in August 2014. Standard CVI 42 and Short Term CVI 22. The low volatility was followed by a 7.4% correction a couple weeks later.

Source: AIQ
Bottom Line
Expect some market volatility soon but it should not impact the current bull market State environment.

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