Dow, S&P at five-year high; VIX drops to five-year low
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 22, 2013 in New York City.
This final note today -- a little bit existential, I'll grant you, but somehow appropriate on a day when two of the three major stock indices closed at five-year highs.
There's another index we might want to pay heed to today. It's called the VIX, also known as the volatility index, or the fear index -- a measure of how worried Wall Street is about what's coming down the pike.
Not at all worried, it seems. The VIX is at five-year lows this week.
And I just wonder if maybe we don't want Wall Street to be just a little bit afraid.