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VIX trading available around the clock

  • The CBOE - hoping to attract business from Europe and Asia, not to mention cater to U.S. traders operating in the middle of the night when a good deal of major news breaks - has now extended the trading hours of its highly profitable volatility futures to nearly 24 hours per day.
  • Trading will be continuous between Sunday at 6 PM ET until Friday at 4:15 PM, with the exception of a 15 minute break each day starting at 4:15.
  • Prior to the change, the market had been open from 3 AM on each day, and about 7.5% of contracts changed hands outside of regular U.S. hours.
  • ETFs: VXX, UVXY, TVIX, XIV, SVXY, VIXY, ZIV, VXZ, VIXM, CVOL, VIIX, XVZ, XXV, XVIX, TVIZ, IVOP, VIIZ
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  • labas112
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    Oh boy now we no longer have to wait a few months for the vix to be slammed to 0.00, it will happen in half the time now. LOL
    23 Jun 2014, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • DH51
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    Yep, gives the controllers another way to shape the markets in thin overnight trading.

     

    The Fed trying to herd bond cats into equities by jawboning an "exit gate fee" tells me they're in trouble & looking for ammunition.
    23 Jun 2014, 01:32 PM Reply Like
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