VIX® volatility index futures provide a pure play on implied volatility independent of the direction and level of stock prices. VIX® futures may also provide an effective way to hedge equity returns and to diversify portfolios. For a detailed explanation of the VIX® methodology and a primer on VIX® futures, please visit the education page.
VIX futures have been offered on the CBOE Futures Exchange since 2004.
VIX futures are offered nearly 24 hours a day. Please visit the Extended Trading Hours webpage for more details.