This script helps train your intuition for changes in the VX term structure. I recommend using it on the VIX chart, so you can compare changes in the terms to changes in VIX. It's also nice for calendar spread traders who want to get a feel for the same changes.
1. Select a day, month, and year using the inputs
2. Observe the data table.
Simply choose what two securities (symbols) you want to compare. The study will subtract Open, High, Low, and Close of second input from the first. You may also move the plot line wherever you choose. It may be necessary to move the plot line in order for some charts to look right.
Many know of the VIX for equity trading. Yet, many are unaware that there is the same kind of volatility measure for trading bonds, called the MOVE Index.
"The Merrill Lynch Option Volatility Estimate (MOVE) Index is a yield curve weighted index of the normalized implied volatility on 1-month Treasury options which are weighted on the 2, 5, 10, and 30 year...
An example of the linear regression library, showing the regression of VX futures on the VIX. The beta might help you weight VX futures when hedging SPX vega exposure. A VX future has point multiplier of 1000, whereas SPX options have a point multiplier of 100. Suppose the front month VX future has a beta of 0.6 and the front month SPX straddle has a vega of 8.5....