Take a look at the major indices (SPY, IWM, QQQ) and the equity sectors. Discretionary (XLY) is down the most over the past month, while Health Care (XLV), Real Estate (XLRE), Staples (XLP), and Utilities (XLU) are up. See below for more information.


VIX Futures Curve

Curve is up in the back months more than the front—meaning the “market” is expecting more movement in the coming months.

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