The VIX Index and Volatility-Based Global Indexes and Trading Instruments

Tools based on volatility indexes are widely used for hedging, diversification, risk management, and alpha generation, but investors should carefully study the pricing, risks, and other key aspects before deciding to use such products.

During the past two decades, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX® Index), a key measure of investor sentiment and 30-day future volatility expectations, has generated much investor attention because of its unique and powerful features. 

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