Question on volatility futures (VXEEM, GVZ, OVX, etc)

Discussion in 'Trading' started by adamchubb, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. have they been discontinued??? anybody knows if CFE has plan to re-launch these products any time soon?
  2. botpro


    They all seem still alive:^VXEEM
    26.77 0.57(2.08%) Mar 9
    But for this one yahoo says historical data is not available for download.
    At google data is available:^GVZ
    CBOE Gold Volatitity Index (^GVZ) -Chicago Options
    22.31 0.76(3.29%) Mar 9^OVX&ql=0
    CBOE Crude Oil Volatility Index (^OVX) -Chicago Options
    51.74 2.30(4.26%) Mar 9

    Ask the helpdesk of your broker if they are not avail for you.
    Maybe they are in a different package than what you currently have subscribed.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  3. I'm afraid you miss the point. I'm talking about the volatility futures, not the volatility index. Do you still see, say the VXEEM futures, still being actively traded now?
  4. botpro


    mea culpa ;-)

    But try to find in this Excel-list of all instruments:
    It seems that under "Futures" there is nothing more left that has "Volatility" in its title.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  5. I met with CFE a few weeks ago. Those products weren't successful and aren't likely to return. Real-money accounts just use VIX futures as a rough & ready tail risk hedge, and haven't been interested in a more granular approach, despite CFE's marketing efforts. The current CFE offerings:
  6. gkishot


    Have you ever traded them? Through what broker?