CBOE Volatility Index (^VIX)

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^VIX Summary

VIX is a trademarked ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index, a popular measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options. Often referred to as the fear index or the fear gauge, it represents one measure of the market's expectation of stock market volatility over the next 30 day period.

^VIX Excel Add-in Codes

  • Index Code: ^VIX
  • Index Name: =YCI("^VIX","name")
  • Latest Level: =YCP("^VIX","level")
  • Last 5 Levels: =YCS("^VIX","level","-4")

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