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Summary

Trading VIX® futures is an efficient method for speculating on the direction of implied volatility for the overall stock market. These contracts have been available since 2006, and there is significant trading volume and open interest in VIX futures. When making a forecast for the stock market, consider too that a market rise or fall may correspond with a decrease or increase in the VIX index. As a result, a position in VIX futures might benefit from this forecast.

 

 
 

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CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)