VIX Definition For Stocks

The VIX, also known as the Volatility Index, was created by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), tracking the market’s anticipation of 30-day forward looking volatility.

While some refer to the VIX as the fear gauge, it is really just showing how confident investors & traders are for the coming month’s performance.

Higher VIX levels indicate that there should be a high degree of volatility coming, while low VIX levels tend to indicate that the market foresees relatively quiet & steady performance for the next month.