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VIX Options and Futures

VIX - CBOE Volatility Index  
SPX 1964.58 13.76
VIX 16.11 -0.42
VIX/X4 16.93 -0.37
VIX/Z4 17.03 -0.27
VIX/F5 17.74 -0.21
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. For investors who wish to trade an instrument related to the market's expectation of future volatility, VIX futures were introduced in 2004, and VIX options were introduced in 2006.

Extended Trading Hours for VIX Futures
Volatility Indexes at CBOE (2-page PDF)
CBOE Press Releases

Links Related to - VIX Index Value to Include SPX Weeklys

Press Release - CBOE to Enhance VIX Index Methodology by Including SPX Weeklys Option Series (Sept. 4, 2014)
New VIX Intraday Price Comparison - 5/22/14 through 9/16/14
CBOE Information Circular - Indicative (Spot) VIX Index Value to Include SPX Weeklys Beginning October 6, 2014 (Sept. 22, 2014)
CBOE Information Circular - Additional Legacy VIX Index Values and New Ticker Symbols (Oct. 2, 2014)

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

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

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.


CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)