VIX CBOE VIX Index

The Index measures the prices of options on the S&P 500 stock index. The daily change in the VIX index is an indication of how aggressively S&P 500 Index option contracts are being purchased or sold. It is also important because it is viewed as a measure of how volatile the stock market will be going forward (the "implied volatility"). Implied volatility rises when the relative prices of options increase. Rising implied volatility is generally caused by an imbalance of demand for options from options buyers over supply of options from sellers. In contrast, volatility falls when the relative prices of options decline. Falling implied volatility is generally caused by an imbalance of supply of options from option sellers over demand for options from buyers.

26.37
As of 10/01/2020


Index Information
Provider:     CBOE
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Country:      USA
Currency:    USD
Inception date:  12/17/2018
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Weighting methodology:   Unknown

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