Estimated volume for futures on the Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX®) during Global Trading Hours (GTH) rose to more than 79,000 contracts on June 19, making the GTH session one of the busiest on record. VIX futures often are used for portfolio management purposes in times of financial market uncertainties, and the financial markets recently have digested news about tariffs and possible trade wars, and a recent headline at noted “Markets Begin to Take Threat of Trade War Seriously.

VIX futures are available more than 22 hours per day, during Regular Trading Hours from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm CT, and during Global Trading Hours (GTH)


According to the price chart from Bloomberg below, during the GTH session, the prices for the near-term VIX futures (expiring on June 20) during the GTH business trading session on June 19 rose from a low of 12.6 to a high of 14.5 (a rise of 15%).


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