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DOUG KASS: The Last 5 Times The VIX Was This Low, Markets Got Ugly Really Fast

•, Matthew Boesler

Legendary investor Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is out with his outlook for the fall on, and he's getting pretty nervous about the stock market.


Complacency, as measured by the low VIX, is the highest it's been in months, as a lack of negative newsflow out of Europe and recent economic data in the U.S. has surprised investors to the upside.

Kass writes that "typically, the decline in the markets, off of a low VIX is quick and relatively severe."

Here is what the decline in the S&P 500 has looked like the last five times the VIX have bottomed out:

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