NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. stock market has been a bumpier place for the last couple of months, but you would not know it to look at the activity in trading VIX options. Even though the CBOE Volatility Index <.VIX>, the market's …
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The \”1 by 8 Call Backspread\” cost $50,000 to put on but won\’t pay off unless the VIX shoots above 28.43 by Sept. 17. The VIX , affectionately known as the \”fear index,\” is in the midteens at the moment. However, if volatility increases ...