Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class

VIX methodology for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund-VXEEM is at 57.34; above a level of 22.46 from June 30, the last day of the April-June Q2.

VIX methodology for iShares Trust FTSE China 25 Index Fund-VXFXI is at 58.18; above a level of 22.54 from June 30, the last day of Q2.

VIX methodology for iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund- VXEWZ is at 58.36; above a level of 23.15 from June 30, the last day of Q2.

VIX methodology for Market Vectors Gold Miners Fund-VXGDX is at 51.43; above a level of 29.62 from June 30, the last day of Q2.

VIX methodology for iShares Silver Trust- VXSLV is at 75.12; above a level of 37.45 from June 30, the last day of Q2.

VIX methodology for Energy Select Sector SPDR-VXXLE is at 51.81; above a level of 23.44 from June 30, the last day of Q2.