Feb 20, 2019: Bailey McCann (Opalesque New York) – A new competitor to the VIX launched today on the MIAX Options Exchange. The competitor – SPIKES – was created by T3 Index, an indexing firm, as part of a partnership with MIAX Options’ parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc.
Feb 22, 2019: Jay Soloff (Investors Alley) – When it comes to trading volatility, The VIX has long held the crown as the most viable product on the market. Products based on the VIX, the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Index, have been one of the most notable additions to the trading universe in the 21st[…]
FEB 11, 2019 Host of Volatility Views podcast Mark Longo talks with Mark Sebastian from Option Pit about SPIKES and all things volatility.
Feb 6,2019 – Carol Massar and Jason Kelly talk to Simon Ho, Executive Director at T3 Index about the SPIKES Index as an alternative to the VIX – Bloomberg Businessweek podcast (go to 12 min in) Listen now
FEB 8, 2019: Luke Kawa (Bloomberg) — Wall Street’s wildly popular fear gauge — the VIX — may finally get some real competition. On Feb. 19, MIAX Options plans to debut options on a VIX copycat, the SPIKES Index, in an attempt to break up Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s monopoly on exchange-traded volatility products. Read more
MIAX Options Exchange Begins Trading February 19, Opening Volatility Market to Competition for First Time in History. PRINCETON, N.J. – February 5, 2019 – MIAX Options® is scheduled to launch volatility trading on the SPIKES™ Index (Ticker: SPIKE) February 19, marking the end of exclusivity in the volatility market.