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Record Volume Day for CBOE and SPX Options, as VIX Index Has Its Biggest One-Week Jump

This past week the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) rose 118.5%, its largest move ever (in percentage terms) in one calendar week. On Friday CBOE®, C2 Exchange and the CBOE’s S&P 500® (SPX) options all experienced record volume days, with estimated volume of 11 million options contracts traded on CBOE.  A news report at Marketwatch noted […]

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VIX Weeklys Futures Rose Today

Today the new nearby VIX® Weeklys futures (ticker “31VX/Q5,” with an August 5 expiration) rose about 7% and had a daily settlement value of 15.325. Here is a screenshot of the delayed quotes table at 3:28 pm CT today –  The detailed futures quote table below showed expiration dates, prices, and volumes for VIX futures […]