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The VIX Flowchart

That’s actually a trick headline, as you can’t trade the VIX directly. It’s just an index of options prices. But you can invest/trade in products that track the VIX, like VIX futures, VIX ETFs, inverse ETFs, and more (here’s an in-depth research report). It’s called trading volatility, and with seemingly everyone giving it a shot of late (Billions are in VIX futures-related ETFs), we thought a nifty flowchart of just how to proceed would be worthwhile.

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