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About

History

Differences between Investing vs Trading

About

History

Differences between Investing vs Trading

VIX is the ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange's CBOE Volatility Index. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) was founded in 1973 and offers options on dozens of indices, including the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, and Russell 2000. VIX is the CBOE’s index for measuring the stock market’s volatility. It uses the S&P 500 index as the basis for its calculations and is often referred to as the fear index because it provides an overview of how much the share price of the world’s biggest companies are fluctuating.

This overview is forward-looking. Specifically, it uses the prices of S&P 500 index options and near-term expiration dates to generate a volatility projection for the next 30 days. Therefore, when you trade Indice VIX (VIX) price, you are, in essence, speculating on how much the stock markets will fluctuate over a 30-day period.

VIX has made volatility a tradable asset. When you trade the Indice VIX (VIX) price, you’re buying or selling against a value designed to represent the volatility of the stock markets. The history of Indice VIX (VIX) trading goes back to 2004 when the CBOE launched a VIX-based exchange-traded futures contract. In 2006, VIX options were made available to trade.

The Indice VIX (VIX) price opened within the $17 range in 2004. Between its launch and 2022, the Indice VIX (VIX) price has seen two significant spikes. The first took place between 2008 and 2009 and saw the VIX price jump to more than $75. The second was in 2020 when it peaked at more than $65.

Investing is where you buy a stake in an underlying asset and, therefore, have a direct interest in its value. Trading is where you speculate on price movements but don’t own the underlying asset. This allows you to take long (positive) or short (negative) positions on an asset. When it comes to trading Indice VIX (VIX), you can’t invest. What you can do, however, is speculate on Indice VIX (VIX) price movements by trading options, futures, or exchange-traded products (ETPs).

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* The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though Skilling attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.

The above spreads are applicable under normal trading conditions. Skilling has the right to amend the above spreads according to market conditions as per the 'Terms and Conditions'.

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Why Trade [[data.name]]

Make the most of price fluctuations - no matter what direction the price swings and without capital restrictions that come with buying the underlying asset.

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Capitalise on rising prices (go long)

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Capitalise on falling prices (go short)

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Trade with leverage
Hold larger positions than the cash you have at your disposal

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Trade on volatility
No need to own the asset

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No commissions
Just low spreads

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Manage risk with in-platform tools
Ability to set take profit and stop loss levels

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