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DJ VIX Edges Higher But Heads for Big Weekly Drop

· 02/05/2021 10:25

By Gunjan Banerji

The Cboe Volatility Index is edging higher alongside stocks in early trading Friday.

The VIX, which measures expected stock-market swings, is up 0.31 point to 22.08, while futures tracking the gauge expiring in February and March are also rising to end the week.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is up about 0.1%, headed toward a big week of gains.

The VIX and S&P 500 typically move in opposite directions, since demand for insurance-like contracts to protect against stock-market swings often eases as the market is rising.

Wall Street's "fear gauge" has tumbled so far this week with trading in GameStop and other hot names calming down.

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February 05, 2021 10:25 ET (15:25 GMT)

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