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EURO STOXX 50® Volatility (VSTOXX®)

Summary

The VSTOXX Indices are based on EURO STOXX 50 realtime options prices and are designed to reflect the market expectations of near-term up to long-term volatility by measuring the square root of the implied variance across all options of a given time to expiration. The VSTOXX Indices are part of a consistent family of volatility indices: VSTOXX based on the EURO STOXX 50 and VDAX-NEW based on the DAX. In compliance with the ESMA requirements, the components weightings of the VSTOXX index are publicly available here.

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Details

Symbol
V2TX
Calculation
Realtime
Dissemination Period
09:15-17:30 CET
ISIN
DE000A0C3QF1
Bloomberg ID
BBG000V9J5H5
Last Value
19.33 -0.99 (-4.88%)
As of 05:30 pm CET
Week to Week Change
-10.20%
52 Week Change
-35.66%
Year to Date Change
0.83%
Daily Low
19.3216
Daily High
21.1286
52 Week Low
17.75525 Jan 2022
52 Week High
49.63954 Mar 2022
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Stocks rebound in October on hopes for Fed’s policy pivot

The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 7.1% in dollars last month, after falling to a two-year low. While most economists rightly forecast the Federal Reserve’s fourth consecutive hike of 75 basis points on Nov. 2, speculation grew during October that the central bank could indicate it would slow the pace of monetary tightening.

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Stocks extend rout in September as central banks tighten monetary policy further

The STOXX Global 1800 index dropped 9.3% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 25.5%. The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England increased the cost of borrowing in the month, with the first two hiking by a larger-than-average 75 basis points.

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Stocks resume pullback in August on outlook for higher interest rates

The STOXX Global 1800 index dropped 4.1% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 17.9%. Investors are bracing for even tighter monetary policy as central banks fight higher-for-longer inflation.

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Stocks jump by most since 2020 in July on interest-rate outlook, earnings beats

The STOXX Global 1800 index gained 7.9% in dollars last month, its best monthly showing since November 2020. The index is still down 14.4% in 2022.

Trading in STOXX, DAX listed derivatives jumps in H1 2022 amid market volatility

Futures and options enable investors to take directional views and hedge portfolios as markets pull back and price swings increase this year.

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STOXX Global 1800 index slides into bear market in June on recession fears

The global benchmark plunged 8.7% in dollars last month, wrapping up its worst month and quarter since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the first quarter of 2020. The index is down 21% so far in 2022.

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Stocks achieve narrow gain in May despite lingering interest rate concerns

The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 0.1% in dollars last month, paring an earlier decline of as much as 5.6%. Value and high-dividend stocks rise, but most other strategies struggle as investors contend with the prospect of higher interest rates.

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Stocks tumble most since 2020 in April amid interest-rate concerns

The STOXX Global 1800 index fell 8.2% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 13.2%. US technology shares slumped 12.9% in month, the worst showing since November 2008.

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Stocks rebound in March on hopes of Ukraine conflict resolution

The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 2.7% in dollars last month, with basic-resources and energy companies leading gains for a second consecutive month. The benchmark is still down 5.5% for 2022.

Benchmarks

Stocks drop in February amid military conflict in Ukraine

The STOXX Global 1800 index fell 2.6% in dollars last month, with only basic-resources and energy companies posting a positive return among 20 sectors. Climate indices struggle to match benchmark returns, while factor, dividend and minimum-variance strategies outperform.