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What is the vix?

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20th May 2010 by

Known as the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index it is calculated by the Chicago Board Options Exchange. By tracking the prices that investors are willing to pay for options on the Standard & Poor's 500 index, it measures implied volatility of these S&P 500 index options.

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11th Dec 2009 by JonB

The VIX is a measure of the cost of buying put and call options for insurance. Since many purchase these options to hedge risk, it is thought that the higher the price of "insurance", the higher the market volatility. This is also why it's called the 'fear' index. It can vary from person to person, but typically a value higher than 30 is considered a reading for a volatile market.

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