Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class
 
iShares Trust FTSE China 25 Index Fund (VXFXI) -0.3% to 25.35; below its 50-day day moving average of 27.87.

VIX methodology for iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (VXEWZ) +0.9% to 25.66; below its 50-day day moving average of 28.36.
 
VIX methodology for Market Vectors Gold Miners Fund (VXGDX) +1.1% to 29.18; below its 50-day moving average of 30.56.

VIX methodology for iShares Silver Trust (VXSLV) -2.2% to 32.29; below its 50-day moving average of 37.62.

Energy Select Sector SPDR (VXXLE) +1.5% to 21.24; below its 50-day moving average of 22.63.
 
CBOE Crude Volatility Index (OVX) -2% to 27.89; WTI Crude oil @ $104.47 http://www.cboe.com/ovx
 
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) + 39c to 16.03; S&P 500 recently -0.40%