VIX Futures

VIX Futures

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.

VIX Weeklys

CBOE Holdings plans to list weekly expirations for VIX futures and options. VIX Weeklys futures are expected to begin trading at CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) in July, pending regulatory review. VIX Weeklys options are expected to begin trading at Chicago Board Options Exchange shortly thereafter, also pending regulatory approval.

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Current Prices for VIX Futures

Free delayed price quotes on VIX futures prices are available at the Price Quotes Help Page.
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Historical Prices for VIX Futures

You can link to spreadsheets with VIX futures historical data on Daily Prices, Volume, and Open Interest by Contract Month

CBOE Futures Exchange data is compiled for the convenience of site visitors, is furnished without responsibility for accuracy and is accepted by the site visitor on the condition that transmission or omissions shall not be made the basis for any claim, demand or cause for action. The information and data was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy is not guaranteed.