After a fantastic week for the markets, this one things look quite calm. This should be not surprising, as the markets need time to digest and consolidate the gains. While some of the major averages are at or near all-time highs that doesn’t mean you should jump in blindly and start buying anything. While in the latest week we have seen much of the volatility disappear, we should be aware that there are still some major hurdles ahead and things can change very rapidly. Below is a chart from the .VIX YTD. A reading below 20 is ideal.