VIX spiked more than 20% on Monday. That alone is not rare. What’s rare is that VIX spiked more than 20% while the S&P was above its 20 daily moving average.
Here are all the historical cases in which VIX spiked more than 20% while the S&P was above its 20 daily moving average.
*We ignore bear market cases. The Medium-Long Term Model states that we are in a bull market right now.
- January 29, 2019 (present case)
- September 5, 2017
- December 31, 2014
- October 31, 2011
- February 22, 2011
- November 27, 2009
*Note that this signal did not come out during the 1990s or 2000s. Most VIX spikes happen after the S&P 500 has fallen below its 20 daily moving average.
September 5, 2017
The S&P has yet to make a 6%+ “small correction”.
December 31, 2014
October 31, 2011
This signal came out when the S&P began a 10.3% “small correction”. This historical case does not apply to today. At the time, the S&P did not even make a new-all time high yet. The S&P has made a new all-time high recently.
February 22, 2011
November 27, 2009
Historically, this has been a bullish sign for the U.S. stock market. This indicator implies that the next small correction is at least 1.5 months away.