With US equity indexes closing significantly lower, the VIX was naturally on the rise, settling +14.4% @ 18.37, the highest daily close since Oct'7th. Near term outlook offers further weakness to the sp'2020s, and that should equate to VIX briefly in the low 20s.
A second consecutive net daily gain for the VIX.
A brief foray above the key 20 threshold looks due... whether tomorrow.. or more likely... early next week.
more later... on the indexes