​India Volatility Index (VIX)

On 14th May, 2024, India VIX, which is an indicator of the market’s expectation of volatility, surged past the 21 mark.

What is Volatility Index?

  • Also known as the ‘Fear Index’, it is a measure of the market’s expectation of volatility over the near term.
  • Volatility is often described as the ‘rate and magnitude of changes in prices’ and in finance often referred to as risk.
  • The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) was the first to introduce the volatility index for the US markets in 1993 based on S&P 100 Index option prices.
  • Generally VIX levels in excess of 30 are ....
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