VIX 101

The VIX Futures Basis: Evidence and Trading Strategies
David P. Simon*
Professor of Finance
Bentley University
Waltham, MA 02452

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2094510

VIX White Paper-VIX Structure, Formula, Sample Calculations

This is what no one at CNBC has read, but what everyone in investments should inherently know, especially hedgers, option traders, and volatility product users. The nuances of this formula befuddle those in the financial media regularly.

http://www.cboe.com/micro/vix/vixwhite.pdf

VXX Prospectus-

iPath® S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

I’ve never met anyone who has actually read this. Imperative to know how this works if you are trading or hedging with futures-based ETNs.

http://www.ipathetn.com/static/pdf/vix-prospectus.pdf

The Volatility Surface – a Practioner’s Guide
by Dr. Jim Gatheral

An in-depth examination of implied volatility.

http://cs5937.userapi.com/u11728334/docs/4744929520ed/Jim_Gatheral_The_Volatility_Surface_A_Practit.pdf

 

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