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What’s Next For VIX: Trump ‘Improvised’ N. Korea Comment?

It's been a risk-off day as markets react to President Donald J. Trump's threat of "fire and fury" for North Korea Monday that, The New York Times is reporting, was "entirely improvised."

North Korea already reacted by threatening Guam. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets exchange-traded fund (EEM) is down 1% today, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is flat. Each got a bit of a lift just before noon as the news broke. The ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY) was up 0.7% in recent trading while the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX ST exchange-traded note (XIV) was off by 0.9%.

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