Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

July 25, 2013  Thu 1:16 AM CT

VIX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Equity indexes were mixed at the end of yesterday's session, but the CBOE Volatility Index pushed higher.

The S&P 500 lost 6.45 points to close at 1685.94. It opened by climbing to 1698.38, just shy of Tuesday's record intraday high. The SPX fell from there but did finish a couple of points off the day's lows. Tuesday's high may prove to be resistance, while support is now at 1652.

The Nasdaq 100 was up 9.76 points to close at 3041.16. The index opened the day above 3060 before falling, but it did finish above the session lows. Its intraday high of 3091 from last week will likely be resistance, while support is at 3000.

The Russell 2000 declined 8.37 points to 1043.83. It jumped above 1055 at the open, then slipped below 1043 in the afternoon. Resistance is at its all-time high around 1057, while support is at 1000.

The VIX was up 0.52 points, or 4.11 percent to 13.18. The volatility index reached a high of 13.49 but fell right at the bell. It is up 9 percent from Tuesday's low, while the SPX is down less than 1 percent.

The VIX is also higher than actual volatility, as the S&P 500's 20-day historical volatility at 7.7 percent. The two indexes usually move inversely.

The VIX futures posted much smaller gains. The August futures rose 0.15 points to close at 14.80, and the September futures were up 0.05 points to 16.20. This had the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) up 1.3 percent to $15.96.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

VIX

Videocast: Cheap VIX protection

September 2, 2014

As the volatility index continues to stay in the low teens, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell explains how traders are buying protection through the VIX in three ways.

VIX

VIX slips as stocks hit new highs

September 2, 2014

Equity indexes climbed to new highs on Friday to close out another week of gains as the CBOE Volatility Index slipped back below the 12 level.

VIX

Why volatility index isn't 'broken'

September 1, 2014

For months there has been lots of talk about complacency and the "broken" CBOE Volatility Index, but both discussions are misguided.

VIX

Videocast: VIX pits quiet down

August 29, 2014

Despite persistent geopolitical issues, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says volatility trading is slow ahead of the three-way weekend.

VIX

VIX above 12 as equities rebound

August 29, 2014

Equity indexes finished yesterday lower but regained much of the ground lost early in the session. The CBOE Volatility Index rose back above the 12 level but was well off its high of the day.

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

How to get the hedge you want

Hedging is a good idea. As I have said countless times, you insure your house and your car, but most...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER