Today the VIX Index Rose 28.5% and VIX Options Set a New Daily Volume Record – By Matt Moran

FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 2018 – The financial markets experienced some big moves today as investors’ had increased concerns about the possibility rising interest rates and inflation.

BIG PRICE MOVES – Today the S&P 500 (SPX) Index fell 2.1%, the Cboe VIX of VIX Index (VVIX) rose 18.7%, and the Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX®) rose 28.5% to close at 17.31, its highest daily closing value since 2016.

DAILY VOLUME RECORDS – Today Cboe Global Markets issued a press release that noted several new daily volume records —

– VIX options volume reaches new all–time high, topping the previous record by 39 percent;

– New single–day records set at Cboe Options, C2 Options and Cboe EDGX Options exchanges.


Here are five charts showing index price movements or growing volume.



Volume for options on both the VIX and the SPX indexes had started strongly in 2018.

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