Buying Straw Hats In The Dead Of Winter


I am one of those demented people who buys flood insurance when the sun is shining and sun tan lotion by the gallon from Costco in the dead of winter. I am such an inveterate bargain hunter that I even buy Christmas ornaments during the January sales when retailers are unloading inventories for pennies on the dollar.

It is such instincts that drive me to take a look at the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a measure

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