On Friday, Wall Street's favorite barometer of fear soared higher as investors scrambled in the wake of a sharp sell-off.
In fact, the VIX jumped more than 22 percent to its highest level since July.
As you may know the VIX often rises when stocks decline as investors bid up options to manage market risk.
With volatility returning to this market, how can you use options to protect yourself and hedge your bets. Options Action trader Mike Khouw explains all.
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