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VIX Probes Are Latest Gut Check for Volatility Traders

  • Top U.S. market regulators are said to open probe into the VIX
  • Cboe stock is down 15% after rising the last seven years
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Bloomberg’s Eric Lam reports on regulators investigating the VIX over allegations of manipulation.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The world got a stomach-churning lesson in the risks of trading volatility after the VIX swung wildly in February.

Now, traders are experiencing another gut check as market regulators look into allegations that the index is being rigged.