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The Trade: Smoother stock investing ahead

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Brendan McDermid | Reuters
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Volatility is fading as the market rallies into the start of March. How can investors trade this smoother sailing using history as a guide?

The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices, according to the CBOE. The VIX is already down more than 30 percent since Feb. 11.


1-year CBOE Volatility Index

Source: FactSet

Using hedge fund analytics tool Kensho, CNBC Pro screened for which ETF securities will move if the VIX continues to fall and tests a one-year low.

Here is what we found.