Learn how to trade the VIX – understand how the VIX acts as a market indicator and hedging instrument.
The VIX is an indicator of the sensitivity of the market toward (or away from) risk. As the VIX moves higher there is a stronger market preference for insurance against expected future down-swings in the stock market. There are a number of ways to take advantage of the VIX indicator in your day trading strategies.
We cover the basics of the indicator, a little history of the VIX, and some basic strategies using the VIX for day trading.