Google Finance Symbol for the CBOE’s VIX®

It’s not easy to find.  I tried and failed for several years to find it.   Finally “Rock Man” found it and commented on this post—the Google Finance ticker symbol is INDEXCBOE:VIX  Most of the CBOE’s other VIX related tickers are also available on Google Finance: VXV, VXO, VXD, VXAPL, VXEEM, VXEWZ, VXIBM, VXXLE, VXN, VIN, VIF—all prefixed by  “INDEXCBOE:”.  The volatility of volatility index …

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Free VIX option quotes, understanding European exercise on VIX options

Free delayed VIX option quotes are available from: CBOE (Symbol VIX, enter symbol in quote field on left side of the page), check “list all options” radio button and submit Yahoo provides VIX index quotes (symbol ^VIX) and options quotes. The VIX option symbols listed in the CBOE option chains have an “-e” at the end.  This indicates they have a European style exercise.  Unlike typical …

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