VIX, VSTOXX June 2013 Forecasts

Yesterday all CBOE and Eurex volatility indexes settled - so forecasting results are in, and as always all the forecasts and results are logged in the Volatility Forecasts spreadsheet . The signals were all correct except for GVZ - Gold Volatility Index, which rallied on gold's quite unexpected decline.

The technical issues with data solved, and I have forecasts for all CBOE indexes.The forecasts are as follows:
VIX  13.47 vs 15.30 in the market
VSTOXX 17.50 vs 19.55
GVZ 23.63 vs 23.65  <- only 0.02 difference between market and forecast
VXEEM 18.77 vs 20.05
VXEWZ 19.39 vs 21.80
OVX 22.48 vs 24.75
VXN 14.55 vs 16.25

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VNKY Forecast

May futures tied to Nikkei Volatility Index expired today, settling at 26.65, slightly higher than futures level month ago, and higher than my forecast. June futures closed at 25.45 and my forecast is for the index to settle at 24.58. Despite increase in the volatility levels, VNKY did not break 30 barrier, and slight decline that the model suggests seems reasonable. Will resume regular blogging toward the end of May.

RTSVX June Forecast

Sorry I have been really busy lately and don't have a lot of free time to provide updates. However one things that keeps me on schedule are futures forecasts that I publish for all available volatility futures in the world. Today futures on Russian VIX - RTSVX index settled at 19.82, closer to my forecast and correct on direction. Front month futures  - expiring on the 7th of June 2013 are trading at 22.40, while my model suggests that the index will likely settle around 19.67. As usual all forecasts are available on Volatility Tracker page.

Weekly market report

Wall st delivered a mixed bag of news with VIX, VNKY, and VSTOXX and their underlying markets almost unchanged. VXD - volatility index based...