Download Historical VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) Daily Data VIX (VIX_)

Historical Daily VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) Indicies Data VIX (VIX_)

VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) Contract Specs:

VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) (VIX)
AKA:VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500)
Exchange Name:CBOE Market Data Indices
Tick Size:0.01
Bloomberg Symbol:
CSI Symbol:VIX
Ninjatrader Symbol:VIX_
Contract Specifications VIX

Buy VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) Indicies Data VIX (VIX_)

Purchase VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) Indicies Data VIX (VIX_) from PortaraCQG. Our tailored service includes your format options. ALL data is created for you by a qualified trader. We provide expert guidance if you are unsure. we will email you when your purchase has completed with roll/format options to choose from.

VIX (VIX_) Historic Indicies Data: Available

Data TypeStart DateEnd DateSizeSample Data
Daily:1990 Jan 02Current< 50 KBDownload
Intraday:2003 Sep 22Current< 10 MBDownload
Tick - Trades Only:Current
Tick - Level 1:Current
All sample data is timestamped Chicago Local (GMT-6) | Filesizes are uncompressed ascii csv

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Purchase daily or intraday 1 minute bar individual or continuous data here. Email for tick (trades only) and Level 1 tick data special offers

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The Pros and Cons of Trading The VIX Index

The Vix Index is a measure of expected volatilty in the US stock market, and is used by traders to determine when to enter and exit markets. This article, looks at the pros and cons of using the Vix Index as a trading tool so you can decide if it's right for your own trading strategy.

Award Badge Format Details for VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) VIX (VIX_)

Alternative VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) Symbology:

Other companies can refer to the VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) symbols by the following symbol names: VIX VIX_ .

Portara and CQG provide historical intraday futures data to CTAs, hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders and institutions.

Portara's Main Data Products

VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) futures data can be split into four main headings:

  • Daily data - which includes either the last price or the settlement
  • Intraday data – which includes trade volume
  • Tick data – Trades Only - which includes only trades
  • Tick data Level 1 - which includes the trades, the bid, the ask and the settle

Purchase Individual or Continuous form Data

You can purchase historical intraday VIX / VIX_ futures data as individual contracts or in a continuous form.

Continuous 1 minute VIX / VIX_ futures data can be formatted into back-adjusted, forward-adjusted, ratio adjusted and zero adjusted series. Portara can create bespoke rules for each futures VIX contract based on volume, open interest, tick size and calendar date variations. Control delivery month combinations, timezone settings and timestamps that follow exchange or local time globally for any location.

World's Only Data Supplier with FIVE DAILY Data Points

Portara’s standard VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) daily futures data is made up of five data points – open, high, low, last-price and settle. Simply choose to have the daily close based on the last price or the settle depending on whether you wish follow extended sessions or just the day session.

VIX_ Data Granularity

Portara’s VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) intraday futures data is supplied as default in 1-minute bar. However, you may also choose other bar granularities such as 2 minute bar, 3 minute bar, 5 minute bar, 10 minute bar, 15 minute bar, 30 minute bar, hourly bar etc. You can also have us extract daily VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) data straight from the intraday database. In this case, you would choose the session (even if you need to cross midnight) and we can supply the custom VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) daily futures data between only between the custom session markers you choose.

Portara provides VIX_ futures tick data in ‘Trades Only’ form or as ‘Level 1’ tick data, which includes the bids and asks. Download the tick data samples above. Our default format timestamp is to the millisecond. VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) tick data includes price, the trade volume, and other trade indicators such as bid, ask, trade and settle.

Remember to compare the file size of trades only data to level 1 tick data as they can vary by factors of 10 to 100 fold. If you have questions simply email us and one of our technicians will guide you.


All of our historical data is updated on a daily basis up to four times per day based on your subscription level, at the end of the Asian, European, Early US and Globex session. Portara’s enterprise software solution provides timely updates to your data, along with compression, roll and custom formatting features on CQG deep history databases. Historical VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) data updates are ready around half an hour after markets close. No exchange fees or other CQG products are necessary.

Portara's Catalogue of Historical VIX Volatility Index (S&P 500) Futures Data VIX_

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