VIX Nov. Futures Shot Up by 55% on Election Night, but Later Retreated After Conciliatory Speech

NOV 9 – Four charts with big price moves over the past two days are presented in this blog.

On the Tuesday election night in the United States, the reported prices for the November futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) rose from a low of 15.10 at 8:07 p.m. E.T., to a high of 23.46 at 10:27 p.m. E.T., an amazing rise of 55% over a 140-minute period (source: Bloomberg). Reported volume for VIX futures during non-U.S. trading hours was 235,141 contracts on June 24 (Brexit) and an estimated 263,663 contracts (a new all-time record) during the November 9 trading session (which technically began at 3:30 p.m. C.T. the day before.

On Wednesday morning, the price of the VIX Nov. futures fell below 16, as a story at noted that “Conciliatory comments from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in the aftermath of his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton helped global stock markets erase a large chunk of their earlier losses Wednesday.”



A Bloomberg news report noted that “The peso tumbled to a record as Donald Trump’s victory in U.S. presidential elections raised the prospect that two decades of Mexican economic integration with its northern neighbor will unravel.” Visit for CBOE information on managing currency risk.




The CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index (TYVIX) rose from a low of 5.11 on Tuesday to a high of 5.64 mid-day Wednesday. Visit for information on TYVIX futures.



The VVIX Index is an important indicator for investors who are trying to gauge the implied volatility related to VIX options. The VVIX Index fell from a high of 114.56 on Tuesday to a low of 99.51 mid-day Wednesday.



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