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With CBOE VIX® options and futures, Volatility is Power.

The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX) is known as the world's barometer for market volatility. And, nearly 24 hours a day, VIX options and futures help you turn volatility to your advantage. Harness it to seek diversification, hedge or capitalize on volatility, and efficiently generate income. With VIX, Volatility is not to be feared. It's the path to uncovering new and powerful outcomes.

Pursue Powerful Outcomes

With CBOE VIX® options and futures, Volatility is Power.

The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX) is known as the world's barometer for market volatility. And, nearly 24 hours a day, VIX options and futures help you turn volatility to your advantage. Harness it to seek diversification, hedge or capitalize on volatility, and efficiently generate income. With VIX, Volatility is not to be feared. It's the path to uncovering new and powerful outcomes.

VIX Options And Futures

Harness the power of volatility. With VIX's high negative correlation to the broad market, VIX options and futures can help you turn volatility to your advantage, independent of the direction or level of stock prices. Now you can take advantage of extended trading hours to mitigate or capitalize on overnight volatility risk.

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Key Features

VIX options and futures give you the opportunity to protect against or capitalize on broad market volatility to achieve powerful outcomes.

Take Advantage Of Volatility

Seek to capitalize on upward and downward market moves.

Risk Management

Help protect a portfolio against downward moves in the market.

High Negative Correlation

Gain diversification for a broad market portfolio in one trade.

Hedging Opportunities

Hedge the volatility of a stock portfolio to help reduce the risk or increase risk-adjusted returns.

Watch Now to Learn More about Trading VIX

Learn how to use options and futures based on the VIX to turn volatility to your advantage.

Tools For Trading VIX

Now that you're familiar with VIX options and futures, see how you can add them to your portfolio with CBOE's trading tools.

  • Virtual Trade

    Practice trading VIX with this free tool - and experiment with new advanced strategies without risk to your portfolio.

  • Quotes Dashboard

    See the most recent market quotes for VIX. And monitor the market from one easy-to-use page with features including a market scanner, most active stocks, options and futures, news and more.

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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Copies are available from your broker or at www.theocc.com. Futures trading is not suitable for all investors, and involves risk of loss. Futures and options on CBOE's volatility indexes have several unique features that distinguish them from most equity and index options, and investors are strongly encouraged to closely read and understand the ODD and the VIX options FAQ at http://www.cboe.com/micro/vix/vixoptionsfaq.aspx and other informational material before investing. No statement within this website should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a security or futures contract or to provide investment advice.

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