Click here to view or download a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options
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
Bibliography of Articles on VIX, and Volatility and Variance Swaps
Strategies Using Options or Futures on Volatility Indexes
* In the Protective Put and Buy-write diagrams, the faint grey line represents an equity position, and the colored "hockey-stick-shaped" line represents the combined stock plus options position. For more details, please click on strategies.
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