Speculations about a potential stock market crash before the year ends have been circulating in recent articles.

Arguments include a global economic slowdown and concerns about overvalued AI stocks.

However, let's take a closer look at the charts to gain a better understanding of the situation.

To gauge expected market volatility, we can analyze the volatility index for the S&P 500 (VIX), which provides insights for the next month.

Despite the possibility of volatility leading to an upward movement, the current low levels of the VIX indicate that investors are not anticipating a significant market shift in the coming weeks.

Therefore, an imminent crash is not suggested.