VIX, the Cboe Volatility Index
The Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. Since its introduction in 1993, VIX has been considered by many to be the world's premier barometer of investor sentiment and market volatility. Introduced by Cboe in 2004 and 2006, respectively, listed VIX futures and options can be used in conjunction with standard futures to replicate insurance liabilities. Click here for information on VIX. For information on VIX futures, click here.