why is VIX and inverse VIX being blamed for the stock market crash?

Note: I'm a stock market novice.

I have read a lot of articles blaming VIX and inverse VIX for the stock market crash.
How could they be responsible?

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Hi Sergioaguero, just trying to help:

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  • More suggestions...

No promises, but thought I'd mention a few relevant users that work in the industry: @kkaylor @mgoody24 @mgoody24

Hope that helps.


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