US equities opening fractionally higher, but far more notable is the VIX. Having been smacked lower (for no good reason other than opex) to a new multi-month low of 12.50, the VIX looks set to push back upward. Equity bears should be seeking a Wed' close in the 14s, with sp' under the 2100 threshold.
*note the opening hollow-red candle in the VIX... often a sign of a reversal.. to the upside.
Overall, its pretty subdued out there. Equity bears don't even need a significantly negative close to keep in range a weekly close in the sp'2060s.
notable reversal... (to the upside), INTC, daily
Testing the 50 and 200dma in the $30.80/90s. Equity bulls could argue price structure is offering a large bull flag from mid March.... they just need to see the $33s to confirm.
time to shop.. .back for the oil report at 10.30am.
10.31am.. EIA oil report... 2.1 million barrel surplus... relatively small....
Oil remains broadly weak, -1.7% in the $41s.