See how VIX
recovered from the orange-red cross level to the red-red cross, while it took the orange-green cross of CVOL
to go till the green-green cross almost double the time. If the increase would not have continued on VIX
the derivative would not have had a chance to retrace to the same value even if VIX
did. In other words the increase of VIX
has to be quicker than the decay of the derivative.