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VX-CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) Futures

VIX® volatility index futures provide a pure play on implied volatility independent of the direction and level of stock prices. VIX® futures may also provide an effective way to hedge equity returns and to diversify portfolios. For a detailed explanation of the VIX® methodology and a primer on VIX® futures, please visit the education page.

For information on weekly expirations for VIX futures, see