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Strategy Indices

Cboe Global Indices strategy indices are used by investors to explore various strategies - like portfolio protection.


Performance Tracking

Indices designed for portfolio protection track the hypothetical performance of buying options compared to traditional investments.


Strategy Benefits

These option-buying strategies in some cases have experienced less volatility, lower Betas, and less severe drawdowns than related stock indices.

Index Performance in Challenging Quarters

As shown in the table below, in the six quarters in which the S&P 500 fell by more than 13.8%, most of the Cboe indices did not have losses as severe as those of the S&P 500 Index. Because many of the Cboe indices track strategies that purchase index options on a certain day of the month, there is some path dependency and variability in their performance over various time periods.

Six Quarters in Which the S&P 500 Index Fell by More Than 13.8% (from 1987 through 2023)

  3Q2001 3Q2002 4Q2008 3Q2011 1Q2020 2Q2022
VXTH - Cboe VIX Tail Hedge Index n/a n/a 0.2% -6.8% 54.9% -18.2%
PPUT - Cboe S&P 500 5% Put Protection Index -4.1% -9.1% 0.2% -8.0% 0.0% -13.1%
CLL - Cboe S&P 500 95-110 Collar Index -0.7% -8.1% -5.9% -11.6% -5.0% -6.7%
S&P 500® Index -14.7% -17.3% -21.9% -13.9% -19.6% -16.1%
Total return (pre-tax) Indices. Source: Cboe Global Indices

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