VIX Index (CBOE Volatility)

VIX Index is the CBOE Volatility Index which measures imlied volatility of the S&P500 index options. The VIX is calculated by the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) and is often referred to as the fear index as it tries to measure the stock market’s anticipated volatility over the next 30 day period. The VIX Index has both put and call options available for weekly trading. The VIX Index strategy was designed in 2004 and has been traded profitability since then. The VIX Index was introduced in 1993. It’s trading symbol is VIX but many trading platforms use ^VIX or .VIX when searching and trading against the VIX Index.

VIX Index 2019 Trades Summary

VIX Index Strategy – Trades for 2019 Summary

This is a summary of the VIX index Trades for 2019.  This summary was started Aug 12 2019. Trades prior to Aug 12 will be ...
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VIX Index Strategy (CBOE Volatility) – Trade Alert for Sep 4 2019

One strategy that has continued to do well this year is the VIX Index Strategy. With higher volatility this year, it has been easier to ...
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VIX Index Strategy (CBOE Volatility) – Trade Alert for Aug 28 2019

This morning I sold the remaining VIX index Sep 18 expiry $16 calls for $5.00. This afternoon I bought 5 VIX Index Oct 16 expiry ...
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VIX Index Strategy (CBOE Volatility) – Trade Alert for Aug 14 2019

I am holding only 2 VIX Index calls for Sep 18 at the $16 call strike. My cost basis is $3.60. I decided mid-morning to ...
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The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Trade Alert for Jul 3 2019

One trade that has also done well over the past decade and a half is the VIX Index Strategy.  For those members unaware of this ...
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The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Trade Alert for Mar 27 2019

As outlined in my Investing Strategy Notes before markets opened this morning, I bought further calls but out to May 22 expiry. Scaling Into VIX ...
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The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Trade Alert for Feb 5 2019

As the S&P continues to climb, I placed a few more trades this morning into buying the VIX Index again today. These trades could easily ...
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VIX index Strategy Profiting From Fear

The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Trade Alert for Feb 4 2019

As the S&P continues to climb, I placed a few more trades this morning into buying the VIX Index. These trades could easily end with ...
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VIX index Strategy Profiting From Fear

The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Trade Alert for Jan 29 2019

I discussed the VIX Index a number of times over the past few days in the Market Breadth Indicator outlook. Today I entered a small ...
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The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Update for Jan 10 2019

A lot of investors are contacting me wondering about buying VIX Index Calls now. I think overall the S&P is still going to work its ...
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The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Trade Alert for Feb 5 2018

With the Dow down 875 points which is now a 5% decline in the Dow Jones Index. The S&P has broken through the 50 day ...
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The VIX Index (CBOE Volatility) Trade for Jan 30 2018

This morning the VIX Index moved higher reading $15.42 by 10:00 as the market pulled back. As you know I am holding Feb 14 and ...
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The VIX Index Trade for Dec 18 2017

This is more a heads up on what is happening with the VIX index. It is down again today. Last week you may recall I ...
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The VIX Index Trade for Dec 13 2017

Some comments to make on the VIX Index. The VIX yesterday was below $9.50 and I watched the prices for the VIX Feb 14 expiry ...
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More On The VIX Index Trade for Dec 1 2017

I want to bring to members attention the VIX Index Strategy and the latest trade today. A number of investors have emailed in this morning ...
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Quick Comments – Watching The VIX Index – Nov 14 2017

I want to bring to members attention the VIX Index Strategy. The VIX Index has been climbing. VIX Index Chart The VIX Index has been ...
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VIX INDEX – (CBOE Volatility Index) Trade Alert – Aug 8 2017

With the markets continuing to drift at historic low levels of volatility despite the indexes sitting at all-time highs, indeed at highs analysts believed are ...
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