^VIX - CBOE Volatility Index

Chicago Options - Chicago Options Delayed Price. Currency in USD
20.80
+3.00 (+16.85%)
At close: 4:14PM EST
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Previous Close17.80
Open18.53
Volume0
Day's Range18.20 - 21.15
52 Week Range10.17 - 50.30
Avg. Volume0
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