Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class
 
Volatility is up on European debt concerns.
 
 
VIX methodology for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund-VXEEM up 15.9% to 49.46; above 50-day moving average of 35.15.
 
VIX methodology for iShares Trust FTSE China 25 Index Fund-VXFXI up 11.5% to 44.92; above 50-day moving average of 33.38.
 
VIX methodology for iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund- VXEWZ up 18.4% to 50.32; above 50-day moving average of 35.88.
 
VIX methodology for Market Vectors Gold Miners Fund-VXGDX up 8.1% to 43.14; above 50-day moving average of 37.59.
 
VIX methodology for iShares Silver Trust- VXSLV up 3.5% to 50.15; above 50-day moving average of 46.09.
 
VIX methodology for Energy Select Sector SPDR-VXXLE up 10.1% to 47.05; above 50-day moving average of 34.95.
 
CBOE Euro Currency Volatility Index-EVZ up 10.6% to 18.13; above 50-day moving average of 14.66.