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A Closer Look at Volatility

A New View for Trading VIX Options and Futures

Traders Magazine, November 2007

James Bittman

Volatility-specifically, perceived volatility-is an important factor in determining the price of options. An index that tracks changes in volatility was created by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1993. Since then, this index, formally known as the CBOE Volatility Index and commonly known as the VIX, has become a commonly cited

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