The behavior of option’s implied volatility index: a case of India VIX
The aim of this paper is to investigate the behavior of implied volatility in the form of day-of-the-week, year-of-the-month and surround the expiration of options. The persistence of volatility is modeled in ARCH/GARCH type framework. The empirical results have shown significant effects of the day-of-the-week, month-of-the-year and day of options expiration. The positive significant Monday effect explains that India VIX rises significantly on the initial days of the market opening, and the significant negative Wednesday effect shows that expected stock market volatility fall through Wednesday-Friday. Moreover, the study reveals the fact on options expiration, the evidence shows that India VIX fall significantly on the day of expiration of European call and put options. The March and December months have reported significant negative impact on the volatility index. Certainly, this kind of results holds practical implication for volatility traders, and helps to the market participant in hedging and pricing of options.