^VIX - CBOE Volatility Index

Chicago Options - Chicago Options Delayed Price. Currency in USD
17.80
-0.26 (-1.44%)
At close: 4:14PM EST
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Previous Close18.06
Open17.80
Volume0
Day's Range17.17 - 18.18
52 Week Range10.17 - 50.30
Avg. Volume0
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  • MarketWatch3 days ago

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