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VIX Daily Update: Volatility Turns Lower as Stocks Recover

The CBOE VIX Volatility Index declined on Thursday.

The CBOE VIX (VXX) declined sharply on Thursday, as the S&P 500 tried for new all-time highs. 

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, reached an intraday low of 16.07 on a scale of 1-100, where 20 represents the historical average. It would eventually settle down 9.8% at 16.15.

In stocks, the large-cap S&P 500 Index (SPY) rallied 0.5% on Thursday.

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN: (NYSEARCA:VXX) Designed to offer exposure to the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index Total Return. The Index uses CBOE Volatility Index futures by way of a long position in the first and second month VIX Futures contracts. VXX declined 5.9%.

ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures (SVXY) to track the inverse daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index. SVXY advanced 2.8%. 

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ProShares Ultra Short Term VIX Futures: (UVXY) UVXY is designed to deliver 1.5X (leveraged) returns of the day’s moves in the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index. It tacks the two front months of the futures contract. UVXY declined 9.4%. 

The Final Word: Volatility has returned to the financial market. In this environment, investors can expect a return to volatile trading conditions in the short term.