The Solar Eclipse Resolution So, as I went into more depth about on Sunday night, there seems to be market impact via solar eclipses...namely a $VIX ramp the week before the eclipse and then some volatility chop. The chop is normally in a downward trend afterward though. You can check that post for some historical charts and the chart leading up to the eclipse yesterday. For simplicity, I'm just going to post the days leading up to yesterday on $VIX and this 'resolution' that is occurring so far (pull back). Hurray, you were seemingly right so far! I wish I took your $NQ_F and $HG_F trades! Yeah, that's actually true. Those both worked out very well for me (copper is a highly conductive metal...magnetism and electricity are obviously related, so the impact of it caused by the solar eclipse is implied).