Morgan Stanley’s CFO said if the Vix falls to the mid 20’s or even lower, it will be better for investment banking and trading.
Is that realistic any time soon?
Jeremy Wien of Peak 6 Investments thinks it's possible if there are positive developments out of the EU summit.
If that happens, "we could see the Vix below 30 within a week. And from there we could see the Vix back into the mid to high 20's in fairly short order."
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