VIX® Index & Volatility

VIX - CBOE Volatility Index

Many investors worldwide view the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) as the world's premier barometer of investor sentiment and market volatility.

Since the ground-breaking introduction of the VIX Index in 1993, CBOE has introduced dozens of volatility indexes. Options and futures on volatility indexes may appeal to investors wishing to explore the use of instruments that may have the potential to diversify portfolios in times of market stress. Please visit the links on this page to explore how investors use VIX and volatility in the management of investment portfolios.