Trade volatility with VIX options?

Discussion in 'Options' started by a529612, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Why would you be looking for options quotes on Yahoo? Your broker's software should have everything you need, or you need a new broker. The symbol is ^VIX on Yahoo. I am guessing you are not that familiar with VIX options. They are definitely not the place to start your options education.

    Each month is based on a separate underlying futures contract that can move independently of each other and those moves can be significantly different than the regular VIX index. Furthermore, expiration can be manipulated by the market makers so you can never be sure where the price will expire.

    Skip the VIX until you master standard stock/index options.