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Post-Fed, what will the VIX do until year-end?

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Markets have seen a spike in volatility after the Federal Reserve announced its intention to keep short-term interest rates near zero for another month at least.

After being mostly in a downtrend for the past three weeks, the CBOE Volatility Index - often known as the market's "fear gauge" - headed back above its long-term average level of 20 and ended at 22.28 last Friday.

That marked a rise of 4.36 percent from Thursday's close of 21.14. The VIX measures prices of options on the S&P 500 and hence the magnitude of expected moves in stocks.

With uncertainty around the Fed's monetary policy set to continue, what do you think the VIX will do until year-end?

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