S&P500 And Long-Term VIX Chart – Through January 5, 2018

For reference purposes, below is a chart of the S&P500 and VIX from year 2003 through Friday’s (January 5, 2018) close.  The closing price for the S&P500 was 2743.15 and the VIX had a closing value of 9.22.  A dashed blue line depicts the VIX value of 20.  Price labels are also shown:

(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by the author)

VIX vs S&P500 chart


The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2743.15 as this post is written