SPX Vs DIX 2020 follow-up

I have started to follow-up the Dark Index Vs SPX, as one of the indicators I follow during the decisions. Right now it’s in test mode, as I have to learn about what happens and see if I can build some type of correlation that contributes in a positive way to my trading actions.

So, let’s start.

First chart (January 1st – April 30st)

When DIX is up, it’s assumed the whales are buying in a silent way. Some trends:

  • February 27th
  • March 24th

Second chart (January 1st – June 8th)

  • Strong concentration of buyers starting on May 21st and continuing during 1 week (over 50%).
  • SPX was in a channel (2800 -2950), between April 14 and May 26th.

GEX review on June 8th

  • Gamma Exposure Index < 0 was a risk zone. Started on February 24th.
  • During the channel (2800-3000) no clear behavior.

GEX review on July 8th

So much ups and downs (accelerate and brake).

DIX review on July 8th

Nothing to add here related to DIX during June.

DIX review on August 8th

  • Channel 3.000-3.200 has been broken, now working between 3.200-3.400.
  • Dark Index moving around 45%.

GEX review on August 8th

  • 2 strong “push” to the accelerator put the S&P over 3.300.

GEX review on August 18th

  • GEX reachs units, which means the highest value of this indicator since it was created. It’s the major “brake” to the use of dark pools ever.

DIX review on October 13th

DIX values are similar to the values taken in March (below 37%).

GEX review on October 13th

in the last week, the highest values in GEX means that the major buyers are using the “break” and the purchases are slowing down. On October 13th the highest seen: 153.455.662.942.850.


I have been trying to find correlations in terms of what have been happening during last 4 months in the US market and I found something that I need to see in deep.

I added Volatility Index (^VIX) to a chart, but the figure was so bad. I did “1 minus VIX” and added to the chart, so you can see what happened:

I have to find if this type of correlation is repeated from time to time or if it is something that just happened this time.

Let’s see other years

I checked the same period but in 2015. This was the result:

I checked the same period but in 2016. This was the result:


No relevant conclusion