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VIX Options and Futures

VIX - CBOE Volatility Index  
SPX 1878.20 2.81
VIX 13.50 0.23
VIX/K4 15.57 0.17
VIX/M4 16.00 0.20
VIX/N4 16.58 0.13
Delayed Quotes
Prices for 3 VIX
Futures are above

Introduction to VIX Options and Futures

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.

Volatility Indexes at CBOE (4-page PDF)
CBOE Press Releases
CFE Circular on Expansion of Extended Trading Hours for CBOE Volatility Index Futures Contract and Risks Relating to Extended Trading Hours (October 21, 2013)
FAQ on VIX Futures Extended Trading Hours

Key Links

CBOE's Volatility Indexes


Price Charts

Historical Data


White Paper

VIX Press Releases

CBOE Research Notes - VIX


VIX Component Volatility Indexes (VIN, VIF)

  Options Specifications

VIX Options Webpage

VIX Options Strategies

VIX Options FAQ

VIX Options Delayed Quotes

VIX Options Daily Market Data

VIX Put/Call Ratios

VIX Options Historical Volume Data

S&P 500 (SPX) Options

Index Options Strategies

Most Innovative Award
  Futures Specifications
(including Extended
Trading Hours)

VIX Futures Primer


VIX Futures Prices

CFE Delayed Quotes

VIX Term Structure

VIX Futures Settlement

CBOE Futures Exchange

CFE Statistics

CFE/VIX Futures Vendors

Most Innovative Award

Binary Options on VIX

UMass paper on "VIX Futures and Options - A Case Study of Portfolio Diversification During the 2008 Financial Crisis" (July 2009):    Two-page summary    Full report     Press Release

Here is a timeline of some key events in the history of the VIX Index:

New VIX Methodology in 2003

Volume Charts

VIX Options Avgerage Daily Volume

VIX Futures Avgerage Daily Volume

Spreadsheets with Historical Price Data

Historical Daily Prices - Spreadsheet with Closing Prices for Several Indexes
Historical Month-end Prices - Spreadsheet with Closing Prices for Several Indexes
In addition, Market Data Express gives users access to more than 16 years of historical options data

Updated Price Charts

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :


CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

1 week

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

3 month

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

6 month

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

1 year

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

5 year

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

5 year % change vs. S&P 500 Index (SPX) *

* The S&P 500 Index (SPX) is a price index that does not include reinvested dividends.


VIX-related Benchmark Indexes

Ticker Index Website

Delayed Quotes

Sym  Last Pt. Change
VPD CBOE VIX Premium Strategy Index
VPD 247.33 0.00
VPN CBOE Capped VIX Premium Strategy Index
VPN 242.30 0.00
VXTH CBOE VIX Tail Hedge Index
VXTH 175.78 0.31

Testimonials from Investment Management Firms

"Rampart provides its clients with a variety of options-related programs such as the Rampart BXM Strategy, and volatility is a key factor in managing such programs. The VIX Index is an important and popular tool for measuring investor sentiment, and we appreciate the fact that the VIX methodology is being updated to better reflect expected volatility for S&P 500 (SPX) options."
- Ronald Egalka, President/CEO, Rampart Investment Mgt. Co., Boston

"Our firm uses VIX prices in risk management process and its asset allocation and pricing models. We appreciate the long track record and independent nature of the VIX index, and are very interested in exploring the possibility of using VIX futures on behalf of our clients for risk management purposes."
- Greg McMurran, CIO, Analytic Investors, Los Angeles

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CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)