October 9, 2016, 11:50 pm CT — Regarding the financial market movements Sunday night around and during the second presidential debate, below are some highlights.
Trading volume for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) on Sunday night from 5:00 p.m. through 11:15 p.m. exceeded 2,250 contracts.
The chart below shows that the Sunday night prices for the October VIX futures (with an expiration date of October 19) were down 0.345 points at around 9:55 pm C.T. (when compared to the Friday night close).
The table below shows the 14 tickers and expiration dates for VIX futures.
STOCK INDEX FUTURES
A CNBC story stated that —
“… No clear winner emerged from the second U.S. presidential debate Sunday night, based on several analysts’ interpretation of market reaction — or lack thereof. … .U.S. stock index futures held slightly higher near earlier levels throughout the entire debate. S&P 500 futures were about 5 points higher and Dow Jones industrial average futures were about 31 points higher, as of 11:08 p.m. ET.”
PESO, YUAN AND CRUDE OIL
A Bloomberg news story noted that —
“… Mexico’s peso pared its climb after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred in the second presidential debate. Crude extended losses and the yuan weakened to a six-year low. The peso, seen as a bellwether for traders’ views on Trump’s prospects, added as much as 2 percent as the Republican candidate was questioned about a video in which he talked about women in vulgar terms, before trimming gains to 1.4 percent after the debate concluded …”
Please visit the VIX microsite at www.cboe.com/VIX for more information on VIX futures and options.
For an earlier blog that discusses market movements during the first presidential debate, please visit http://bit.ly/VIX-debate.