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CBOE VIX Volatility Index Pulls Back on Monday as Stocks Recover.

The CBOE VIX (VXX) declined on Monday, as stocks staged a massive relief rally following back-to-back weekly declines.

The CBOE Volatility Index reached an intraday low of 25.38 on a scale of 1-100 where 20 represents the historic average. It finished down 4.7% at 25.61.

In stocks, the large-cap S&P 500 Index (SPY) climbed 1.3% 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 uses CBOE Fear Index futures by way of a long position in the first and second-month VIX Futures contracts. VXX declined by 1.7%.

ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures (SVXY) to mirror the inverse daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index. SVXY advanced 1%.

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. It turns the two front months of the futures contract. UVXY declined by 2.7%.

The Final Word: Investors continue to eye the global spread of COVID-19. As of Monday, more than 29.1 million people are positive for Corona, including 6.5 million in the United States