VIX Trading PDFs
What is the VIX?
The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, is a real-time market index that represents the market's
expectation of 30-day forward-looking volatility. It was created by Cboe Global Markets,
previously known as the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).
The VIX has caught investors’ attention because it is negatively correlated with the S&P 500.
This explains why institutional investors trade the VIX either to hedge their equity portfolios,
take a view on the future direction of equity prices, or simply diversify their positions.
How to trade the VIX
Open an account with one of the following brokers to trade CFDs on the VIX. Go long if you
expect volatility to rise (and the S&P 500 to fall), or go short if you expect volatility to fall.
Open an account with AvaTrade to trade CFDs on the
S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN - Series B​ (​view
trading conditions​). AvaTrade supports MetaTrader 4
and 5 and allows all trading styles, including scalping
Risk warning: 79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.
Open an account with eToro to trade CFDs on the ​VIX
Short-Term Futures ETN - Series B​ (​view trading
conditions​). eToro is the world’s largest social trading
network where you can follow and copy other traders.
Risk warning: 75% of retail CFD accounts lose money.
Open an account with Plus500 to trade CFDs on the ​VIX
Volatility Index​ Futures (​view trading conditions​). With
Plus500, you can also trade CFDs on thousands of other
instruments across Forex, stocks, indices, metals and
Risk warning: 76.4% of retail CFD accounts lose money.
Top 5 Vix Trading PDFs
The following articles were curated by ​TrustedBrokers.com
A Practitioner's Guide to Reading VIX​ ​ ​FREE PDF​.
S&P Global, 10 pages
S&P Global explains how to interpret the VIX and changes in its level.
VIX Your Portfolio​ ​ ​FREE PDF​.
Blackrock, 24 pages
In this paper, Blackrock considers how investors ca