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How To Lower The Volatility Within Your ETF Portfolio

August 14th, 2013

ETFsDavid Fabian: With the market starting to flatten out near the highs, many investors are starting to wonder when the next correction will set in.  We have yet to see a meaningful pullback this year, despite the omnipresent headlines warning Read more…

NYSE:PHDG, NYSE:SH, NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:USMV, NYSE:VQT

Which Volatility Hedged ETF Should You Consider? (VQT, VIXH)

January 22nd, 2013

ETFsEric Dutram: We live in a funny world. Just about a month ago, almost everybody was talking about a major downtrend in the equity markets anticipating a drop off the fiscal cliff. Read more…

NYSE:VIXH, NYSE:VQT

ETF Picks To Play 4 Megatrends In The Next Decade

December 14th, 2012

Eric Dutram: As we have seen in the past few years, the global political and economic landscape can change quite rapidly and in a very short period of time. This shifting picture doesn’t Read more…

NASDAQ:AAXJ, NYSE:IGF, NYSE:MOO, NYSE:PHDG, NYSE:VQT

PowerShares Debuts The S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio ETF (PHDG, SPHD, VQT)

December 7th, 2012

Eric Dutram: PowerShares, one of the biggest issuers of ETFs in the world, has been on the product development front a bit more as of late, reversing a trend in which the company seemed to be on a new fund hiatus. The firm recently launched a S&P 500 High Dividend ETF Read more…

NYSE:PHDG, NYSE:SPHD, NYSE:VQT

VelocityShares Files For 5 ETFs (VIXH, VQT, VSPY, VSPR, UVXY, SVXY)

October 1st, 2012

Eric Dutram: VelocityShares initially sought to shake up the broad exchange-traded market with its innovative lineup of VIX-focused ETNs. The company soon branched out into various Read more…

NYSE:VIXH, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VSPR, NYSE:VSPY

First Trust Debuts S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge ETF (VIXH, VQT)

August 31st, 2012

Eric Dutram: As markets continue to oscillate in a narrow range, many investors are starting to wonder which way stocks will trend next. Some are looking for equities to test new highs as uncertainties from the presidential election, geopolitical worries, Read more…

NYSE:VIXH, NYSE:VQT

3 Defensive ETFs For A Bear Market (HDGE, VQT, BTAL)

July 26th, 2012

Eric Dutram: Thanks to growing worries over the euro zone and an employment problem in the U.S., many investors are growing skeptical about a broad recovery. Stocks have begun to reflect this pessimism as of late while many portfolio managers Read more…

NYSE:BTAL, NYSE:HDGE, NYSE:VQT

Performance Of Volatility Hedged ETPs (SPY, VXX, SPLV, VSPY, VQT, XVZ)

June 15th, 2012

Bill Luby: An emerging area of interest in the markets in general and in this space in particular is the subject of how to blend volatility exposure – both long and short – into a portfolio. Read more…

NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VSPY, NYSE:VXX

A Look At One Lie and One Fact About the VIX (VXZ, VXX, TVIX, XVZ, VQT, TVIZ)

June 12th, 2012

Jared Levy: My first lesson in the stock market had nothing to do with stocks at all. My mentor sat me down, looked me in the eye and said, “As long as you can understand human emotion and math, you’ll make a great option trader.” Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ

Strategy: Buying VIX Calls As A Portfolio Hedge (SPY, TVIX, VXZ, VXX, VQT, TVIZ, XVZ)

May 30th, 2012

Jim Fink:  Because VIX calls are based on VIX futures instead of the more volatile “spot” VIX, in the past I suggested that it would be easier to hedge a portfolio against a “black swan” stock market decline using S&P 500 puts–either the cash-settled SPX index puts or the equity-settled SPY ETF puts. Read more…

NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XVZ

Charting The Performance Of VIX ETP Hedges In Current Selloff (TVIX, VXX, VXZ, XVZ, VQT, TVIZ)

April 11th, 2012

Bill Luby: It was only a week ago that I discussed the performance of 31 VIX and volatility-based exchange-traded products in VIX ETP Returns for Q1 2012 and barely a month ago that I examined in some detail the workings of two VIX ETPs, VQT and XVZ, in Dynamic VIX ETPs as Long-Term Hedges. Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XVZ

A Look At VIX ETP Returns For Q1 2012 (UVXY, TVIX, VXX, SVXY, VQT, XVZ, XVIX, TVIZ, XIV, ZIV)

April 3rd, 2012

Bill Luby: Back in my consulting days, I convinced myself that there were rare instances when an ugly chart crammed full of data should take precedence over a clean and simple graphic that focused on the key takeaways. For my purposes at least, the graphic below, while unlikely to garner accolades from the likes of Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:XIV, NYSE:XVIX, NYSE:XVZ, NYSE:ZIV

The Dangers Of Anticipating A Market Reversal (SPLV, PBP, TVIX, VXX, VXZ, XVZ, VQT)

March 21st, 2012

Bill Luby:  Raise your hand if you are anticipating a bearish reversal in stocks in the near future. Great. Lots of hands here… Now let’s be honest, how many were also expecting a reversal a week ago? a month ago? ever since the calendar turned to 2012? Read more…

NYSE:PBP, NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XVZ

Limit Volatility or Use It For Profit; Here Are Some ETFs That Help You Do Both (VXX, VXZ, VIXY, VIXM, VQT)

March 16th, 2012

Ron Rowland:  You’ve heard it before:  “Stocks are just too volatile right now.” So is volatility really a bad thing? And what the heck is volatility, anyway? We’ll talk about it today. Read more…

NYSE:VIXM, NYSE:VIXY, NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ

Dynamic VIX ETPs At Long-Term Hedges (VXX, VXZ, XVZ, TVIX, VQT, SPLV, VSPY)

March 2nd, 2012

Bill Luby:  With the huge contango in the VIX futures term structure at the moment, anyone who is buying VIX options or the VIX exchange-traded products (ETPs) right now is having to pay for that contango in order to have the opportunity to capitalize on increasing volatility. With the Read more…

NYSE:VQT, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ




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