NEW YORK ( ETF Expert) -- On Friday, August 17, the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index, or VIX, hit a three-year low. Apparently, options investors had not been feeling a need to purchase "puts" to protect against a devastating decline in U.S. stock prices.However, since logging a three-year low, the VIX has jumped roughly 25% (8/17/12-8/29/12). In the same time frame, the U.S. market has moved sideways (-0.4%).
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