Once again, the VIX is in the record books, with two new highs:
- new closing high: 69.95
- new intra-day high: 76.94
Of course, today is also the first time the VIX traded over 70.
In other volatility index news, the VXO (CBOE S&P 100 Volatility Index) closed at 86.14, almost exactly half of the all-time record high of 172.79 from October 20, 1987. The VXO had an intra-day high of 103.18, marking the first time the 'original VIX' has been over the 100 mark since 1987.