The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. That is the definition given by the CBOE to describe the level of fear that is in the market.What is the historical average of Vix?
The historical average for VIX is 19. When the market is calm, “normal”, VIX is usually much lower, like 12–15.What is Vix finance?
The VIX. In finance, volatility (symbol σ) is the degree of variation of a trading price series over time as measured by the standard deviation of logarithmic returns.