Although technical indicators of the Straits Times Index suggest some semblance of stability, the US markets could experience something of a roller coaster in the week of Oct 4-9. Although the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index or VIX has remained remarkably modest on Oct 2, its value could change as the week progresses. The VIX peaked at 82 on Mar 16 this year, and rebounded to 33 on Sept 3. On Oct 2, at10am it stood at 28.45.

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