OptionsHouse

Options Trading News

June 18, 2014  Wed 9:00 AM CT

VIX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
The June VIX futures settled this morning at 11.74, and that is the price that any remaining June options will be based on.

That is right in line with where the spot volatility index is now, at 11.73, down 0.33 points. That comes with the S&P 500 up more than 2 points to 1944.

The July VIX futures are now front month and trade at 13.20, down 0.25 points. The August futures are off 0.20 points to 14.10. With that the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) is down 1 percent to $30.36.

The nine-day CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST) is down 0.1 to 12.58, remaining above the VIX. As I noted earlier, it is very odd to see the VXST above the VIX in a rising equity market.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

VIX

Videocast: Traders buying VIX puts

April 17, 2015

Even with stocks down sharply today, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are buying in-the-money VIX May 16 puts apparently in the believe that volatility will pull back.

VIX

Videocast: VIX call buyer returns

April 16, 2015

A day after the April settlement, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says a big player is back buying the VIX May 19 and 23 calls.

VIX

Videocast: April VIX settles at 13.81

April 15, 2015

The April VIX contracts settled at 13.81 this morning, but Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are now buying the May 19 and 23 calls.

VIX

Videocast: VIX on eve of expiration

April 14, 2015

On the day before the April expiration, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are focusing on the VIX 14 puts and 15 calls.

VIX

Videocast: Huge VIX June trade

April 13, 2015

Group One's Jamie Tyrrell breaks down the strategy behind a three-way cash spread in June contracts that traded 650,000 times.

Invest Like a Monster - San Diego: June 26-27

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

Investor deficiency in premium collection

Most investors have heard about selling options as a form of income generation. You hear it from brokers and financial advisors as a way to generate income without selling off pieces of your nest egg, dwindling through your retirement accounts, and then being stuck figuring out how to financially afford the rest of your life...

View more education articles »