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The CBOE VIX Volatility Index decreased on Wednesday.

The CBOE VIX (VXX) verged lower on Wednesday as U.S. equity markets extended their relief rally.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, commonly identified as the VIX, reached an intraday low of 21.68 on a scale of 1-100, where 20 represents the historical average. It would eventually settle down 7.7% at 21.34.

In stocks, the large-cap S&P 500 Index (SPY) rose 1.1% on Wednesday.

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN: (NYSEARCA: VXX) This ETN gives investors exposure to the Total Return from the S&P 500 VIX Index. The VIX Index utilises CBOE Volatility Index futures by way of long positions in both first and second-month VIX Futures contracts. VXX declined by 4%.

ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures (SVXY) to track the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index’s inverse daily performance. SVXY advanced 1.9%.

ProShares UltraShort Term VIX Futures: (UVXY) UVXY gives 1.5X (leveraged) returns of the day’s moves in the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index. It tacks the two front months of the futures contract. UVX declined by 5.8%.

The CBOE Volatility Index edged up on Monday.

On Friday, the CBOE VIX surged, as U.S. stocks struggled to gain ground.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, reached an intraday high of 22.46 on a scale of 1-100, where 20 represents the historic average. It would eventually settle up 7.5% at 21.46.

In stocks, the large-cap S&P 500 Index (SPY) declined 0.1% on Monday.

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN: (NYSEARCA: VXX) Designed to offer exposure to the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index Total Return. The Index utilises CBOE Volatility Index futures by investing in first and second-month VIX futures contracts. VXX advanced 1.1%.

ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures (SVXY) to track the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index’s inverse daily performance. SVXY records a small decline of 0.6%.

ProShares UltraShort Term VIX Futures: (UVXY) UVXY delivers 1.5X (leveraged) returns of the day’s moves in the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index. This index includes the two front months from the futures contract. UVX advanced 1.5%.