What are the value of shares of a volatility index based off of?

What exactly are we trading if it's not shares of a company? If it's based off of volatility, will it potentially never fail, aka hit zero? It is essentially a hedge fund, because it goes up in times of turmoil like 2008.

Specifically, I've been looking at VIX at the moment. Are there any better volatility indexes that you'd reccomend?

Submitted August 13, 2017 at 01:11PM by Trowawaycausebanned4
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