Fairly heave option volume mid-day as traders and investors digest removal of "patient" from FED comments, which was expected. SPX traded ~700K contracts, while VIX with 200K and VIX Futures 71K. Sounds of basketballs bouncing reverberate around trading floors and desks across the US. GS down $2, PCLN lower by $6. Volatility as an asset class: (We'll miss you Gail Osten - Those we held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever).