With equities closing moderately weak, the VIX settled +5.0% @ 16.06 (intra low 15.02). Near term outlook offers the sp'2050s which will equate to VIX 18/19s. The sp'2020s look viable next week, and will offer a brief venture above the key 20 threshold.
Little to add.
VIX is back on the rise, the 18/19s look possible tomorrow. A brief foray above the 20 threshold looks due... at the earliest.. late Friday.
more later... on the indexes