OptionsHouse

Options Trading News

December 6, 2012  Thu 1:16 AM CT

VIX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
The equity indexes were mixed with the Nasdaq 100 falling significantly, while the CBOE Volatility Index and the VIX futures were lower.

The S&P 500 gave up most of its gains in the last minutes of trade to close at 1409.28. It was up more than 2 points but fell from just shy of 1416 at the end of the session. The SPX had dipped below 1400 at the morning lows. Support and resistance remain at 1390 and 1420.

The Nasdaq 100 lost exactly 30 points, or 1.12 percent, to end the session at 2637.89 as heavily weighted Apple dropped more than 6 percent. The NDX was as low as 2625 at the morning lows. Support remains at 2600 and resistance at 2700.

The Russell 2000 Index was down as well but only by 1.52 points, closing at 820.6. It did dip down near 816 at the morning low but was positive into the last 45 minutes of trade. Support and resistance are at 810 and 830 respectively.

The VIX ended the day down 0.66 points, or 3.86 percent, to 16.46. It did climb as high as 17.53 during the S&P 500's morning lows but moved negative even before the SPX went green.

The VIX remains above the December futures, which lost 0.45 points to finish trading at 16.05. The January futures were down 0.55 points to 17.35.

A little more than 600,000 SPX options traded on the day, with 370,000 puts. The VIX options turned over 361,000 contracts, led by 256,000 calls. The VVIX Index, which measures the implied volatility of the VIX options, was down 3.7 percent to 82.98, not far above last week's lows.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

VIX

Videocast: VIX going to Weeklies

May 28, 2015

Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says new VIX Weekly options will soon replacee available, replacing the nine-day CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST) contracts.

VIX

Video: June VIX calls bought again

May 27, 2015

Even though the market has reversed course with today's rally, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are buying VIX June 18 calls for the second session in a row.

VIX

Video: Volatility measures jump

May 26, 2015

Group One's Jamie Tyrell says traders are buying June and July VIX calls with the spot index up 15 percent and the nine-day CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST) spiking 40 percent.

VIX

Video: Huge June VIX call buy

May 22, 2015

Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says one large player purchased 140,000 July 18 calls in the VIX, adding to heavy upside buying earlier in the week.

VIX

Video: Heavy June VIX call action

May 21, 2015

A day after the May VIX contracts settled at 12.80, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says 250,000 June calls changed hands.

OptionsHouse

TRADING WEEKLY OPTIONS

The fastest money in the market
View full report »

Premium Services

Archived Webinar

Education & Strategy

Long synthetic call

Long and short Synthetic stock are two of the six basic synthetic positions that exist. Number three on our list is the Synthetic Long Call...

View more education articles »