Volatility Index

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About Volatility Index

VIX is a trademarked ticker symbol for the CBOE Volatility Index, a popular measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options; the VIX is calculated by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Often referred to as the fear index or the fear gauge, the VIX represents one measure of the market's expectation of stock market volatility over the next 30-day period.

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Volatility Index is just a number that lets you track performance of the instruments comprising the index, so you can't invest in it directly. But you can buy Volatility Index futures or funds or invest in its components.
The lowest ever quote of Volatility Index is 1.00 USD. It was reached on Jun 28, 2013.
Volatility Index reached its highest quote on Mar 18, 202080.21 USD.