Market Volatility Index. An index designed to track market volatility as an independent entity. The Market Volatility Index is calculated based on option activity and is used as an indicator of investor sentiment, with high values implying pessimism and low values implying optimism.

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You may want to try and break down what the vix could mean to your product and find the right way to proceed.

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The VIX provided valuable information as we had determined it was especially meaningful to gain a deeper understanding of the market.

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My hedge fund manager told me not to be nervous about the ups and downs in the market because he had invested in an option that paid off when the VIX started becoming very volatile.

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