With most US equity indexes closing a little higher, the VIX was naturally still in cooling mode, settling -1.1% @ 13.78 (intra high 14.74). Near term outlook is for continued equity strength, which should equate to VIX slipping into the 12/11s.
Little to add
The broader equity market remains very strong, with a VIX that is struggling just to break back into the mid teens.
The big 20 threshold looks out of range until at least May.
more later... on the indexes