Futures For You by Carley Garner
SOME CHALLENGES OF SPECULATING ON VOLATILITY
Why do VIX futures trade at higher prices than the CBOE index?
Perhaps the most efficient means of speculating on the stock market volatility index, known as the VIX, is via the futures markets. After all, ETFs that have been created to offer traders a place to wager on higher or lower volatility such as the VXX, VIXY, and EVIX are funds that have been created with the intention of mimicking VIX futures but with generally less leverage ...