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How do I get instant price for VIX & VXV?
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Is there a way get instant price for VIX & VXV? I tried sid() & symbol(), but they cannot find VIX & VXV. I know there is a way to get daily VIX, VXV https://www.quantopian.com/data/quandl/cboe_vix. But that is not enough.

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We have minutely prices for securities that are tradeable. We don't have minutely prices for indices. The next-best option is to track the price of an ETF that is built on your index of choice.

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Dan
Another person looking for VIX data! Can you give us a reason other than it is not tradeable why Quantopian can not provide it?

Actually, it becomes strange and annoying that it takes forever to implement so obviously necessary features. Reminds me of time when I used to work for biggest corporations and how difficult it was to implement absolute necessary features, just because corporate environment was extremely slow. Is it the same case at Quantopian? I thought it is dynamic startup. When the futures would become available for live trading? What are the hurdles. Any options in the development chain?