I have been doing research on Options and thus far most of it has been relatively theoretical (mainly pricing models and put/call hedging strategies).
Recently I have been looking into actually buying options contracts and I am very confused.
I had assumed that with options you could go to a website that quotes financial instruments and it would give you the strike price, premium/(initial cost of buying the option) and the expiration date.
Instead when I search, for example the VIX option on the CBOE website I get the following:
Can someone please explain how to equate the values in the tables above into strike price and premium/(initial cost of buying the option) ?