What you really need to know about trading VIX futures

Most traders, in both the stock and commodities markets, are familiar with the concept of the VIX volatility index, but they habitually overlook the unique characteristics of the futures contract. Unfortunately, this innocent lack of preparation can result in expensive trading lessons.

Some of the topics discussed:

· What really moves the VIX

· What makes the VIX different from all other futures contracts

· Similarities between the VIX futures and options

· VIX futures market tendencies to be aware of

· The peril of not understanding CBOE trading rules and times

Webinar presenter Carley Garner is an American commodity market strategist and broker and the author of four books published by FT Press, Currency Trading in the FOREX and Futures Markets, A Trader’s First Book on Commodities (two editions), and Commodity Options.

Risk Disclosure

NOTE: There is a substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information and data was obtained from sources considered reliable. Their accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. Information provided is not to be deemed as an offer or solicitation with respect to the sale or purchase of any securities or commodities. Any decision to purchase or sell as a result of the opinions expressed will be the full responsibility of the person authorizing such transaction.