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Mon, Jun 25th, 2018
Combining Short VIX Futures and Long VIX Call Options to Create Cboe’s VPN Index, with Performance over 14 Years

This year we have seen increased interest in learning more about strategies that sell futures on the Cboe Volatility Index ® (VIX ® ). Strategy benchmark indexes can shed light on how hypothetical strategies...

Big Volume for VIX Futures during Global Trading Hours (GTH) on June 19

Estimated volume for futures on the Cboe Volatility Index ® (VIX ® ) during Global Trading Hours (GTH) rose to more than 79,000 contracts on June 19, making the GTH session one of the busiest on record....

New Developments MSCI EAFE and EM Options at Cboe -- Tools for Global Portfolio Management

Investors who want large-sized cash-settled index tools that can help manage global equity risk are exploring use of listed options on the MSCI EAFE ® Index (ticker MXEA) and on the MSCI Emerging Markets...

Smoother Returns and Less Severe Drawdowns with VIX Call Options and the VXTH Index

Is there more interest in hedging and protecting portfolios in 2018? The May 31 st Striking Price column in Barron’s noted -- “Investors Return to Hedging in Volatile Times.  Traders leery of...

VIX Index Summer Seasonality

Yesterday, I saw Andrew Thrasher on the TD Ameritrade network talking about VIX Index seasonality and the current level of the VIX Index.  That got me thinking about summertime and the VIX Index (because...

Bullish VIX Trades from Yesterday

Yesterday VIX finished the day at 12.40 which is the lowest close since late January. The June VIX futures dropped 0.40 to 13.65 and the July contract closed at 14.50, down 0.25 on the day. With VIX...

Russell Index Annual Reconstitution

Considering there’s approximately $8.5 trillion in assets benchmarked to the Russell U.S. Indexes, the Russell Reconstitution is a major event.  Each year Russell Indexes are reconstructed to accurately...

Spotlight: Russell 2000 Outperformance & Options Strategies

U.S. Small-caps vs. Large-caps U.S. small-cap stocks are leading the equity markets year-to-date.  The Russell 2000 Index, widely viewed as the bellwether for measuring the performance of small-cap...

The Warren Buffett Put Trade - First Quarter 2018 Update

A few years ago, I was asked to co-author the study guide that accompanies the 3 rd  version of The Warren Buffett Way.  While doing research for this project I came across a discussion of a handful...

25 Years of the VIX Index: By the Numbers

The growth of VIX and volatility trading has been an amazing story. As our month-long celebration of the VIX Index wraps up, we hope you have enjoyed learning about the past, present and future of VIX...

25 Years of the VIX Index: A Panel Wrap-up

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. To celebrate the past, present and future of VIX, we’ve spent the month of April sharing its rich history with special content...

Cboe Global Markets 45th Anniversary

Cboe Global Markets turns 45 and we thought we would provide 45 'fun facts' to mark the occasion.  1973- Cboe is founded and becomes first marketplace for trading listed options 1973- 911...

Cboe Global Markets 45th Anniversary

Cboe Global Markets turns 45 and we thought we would provide 45 'fun facts' to mark the occasion.  1973- Cboe is founded and becomes first marketplace for trading listed options 1973- 911...

Introducing the Cboe One-Year Volatility Index

April 2018 marks the 25 th anniversary of the introduction of the Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) and during this month, information about the history of the VIX Index and the introduction of...

Cash-Secured Put Writing Webcast on April 18th

At 1:00 pm C.T. on Wednesday, April 18 th , three speakers in a Cboe webcast will discuss Accessing the Volatility Risk Premium with Cash-Secured Put Writing . To register for the webcast, please...

Volatility Linked ETPs Performance for 2018

Earlier this week, ETF.COM posted an article identifying the best performing Exchange Trade Products for 2018 through April 10 th .  The list is top heavy with volatility linked ETPs, including those...

Cboe Declares April VIX Month

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. As part of our month-long celebration, we’re putting together special content highlighting the index. On Monday, we shared...

Cboe Declares April VIX Month

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. As part of our month-long celebration, we’re putting together special content highlighting the index. On Monday, we shared...

Seven Charts for the 25th Anniversary of VIX Index

This week Cboe is launching a month-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the Cboe Volatility Index ® (VIX ® Index), which Cboe began publishing in April 1993.  The creation...

A Look Back at Volatility Across All Financial Markets

In what felt like the blink of an eye, the first quarter of 2018 is now behind us.  We finally got some excitement in the volatility space with VIX rising to levels not seen in a couple of years.  After...

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Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.55%) this morning are down -0.63% and European stocks are down -1/06%. Global equity markets are falling as the prospects for global trade show few signs of improving. According to people famili... Read More

Chart of the Day

Noodles & Co Cla (NDLS)

TheBarchart Chart of the Daybelongs toNoodle & Co(NDLS). I found the casual dining restaurant stock by using Barchart to sort today'sTop Stocks to Ownlist first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart feature to review the...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are down 6 to 7 cents in most contracts on Monday. Rains are making another round throughout the Corn Belt to start the week. The NWS 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks are anticipating above average temps for the eastern 2/3 of the Corn Belt. T...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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