After an early morning trip to the 17 range, the Vix spent the next 4 hours slumping to close up a few cents ( 15.51 ) for the day. The market is highly susceptible to anything anyone in Congress has to say, as if they know something we don’t. This is a very fickle market , and only those with a strong stomach will succeed. Be careful and be very agile. At this level the Vix is still signaling a market that is stronger rather than weaker, or at least a lack of concern.