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For Every Bad Deal In The Stock Market, There’s Usually A Way TO Profit From Taking The Other Side

February 17th, 2014

fearfulWhen you see a bad deal in the stock market, there’s usually a way to take the other side of that trade and reap the rewards the other party gives up. With the markets stumbling this year and fear running high, many investors are looking for a way to Read more…

NYSE:VXX, NYSE:XIV

VIX Hits Multiyear Low

December 9th, 2013

volatile VIX: Let me begin by first stating this: I’m not going to talk about the Federal Reserve in any detail, or about the holiday shopping season and how it’s so important to the retail sector and the economy because these don’t seem Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

12 VelocityShares ETNs Will Transfer To The NASDAQ

November 19th, 2013

credit-suisseCredit Suisse announced today that it has applied to transfer the listing of twelve of its VelocityShares™ exchange traded notes (ETNs) from NYSE Arca to The NASDAQ Stock Market. Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:UGLD, NYSE:XIV, NYSE:ZIV

The Gamma Problem For Straddles, Or Why VIX Futures Are Necessary

November 11th, 2013

Wall streetJared Woodard: One of the frustrating things about buying straddles is that the more correct you are, and the more quickly you are proven correct, the more quickly your position loses the ability to profit from volatility. A straddle opened as a bet Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

Pricing of VIX August and September Calls

August 20th, 2013

volatile VIXBill Luby: The monthly VIX futures and options expiration is a fascinating time from an options strategy perspective, as it marks the point in time in which VIX futures prices collide with the cash/spot VIX. Thanks to the VIX Special Opening Quotation (SOQ), Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:UVXY, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

Investing Rationally If Markets Get Erratic

August 15th, 2013

technical bounceIt can be hard to invest rationally when markets are volatile, but Russ is expecting markets to be just that come September. Knowing that market volatility can lead to bad investing behaviors, Russ highlights three behaviors to avoid during Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:XIV

VIX Futures Margin Requirements To Increase After Today’s Close

June 27th, 2013

volatile VIXBill Luby: Bill A number of readers have expressed concern to me privately about today’s increase in the VIX futures margin requirements. The current margin requirements are detailed at the CFE Margins splash page, while the new margin requirements Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

2 Amazing ETFs For S&P 500 Exposure: VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN, ProShares Trust II

February 25th, 2013

etfs etfsEric Dutram: The fourth quarter GDP number witnessed a minute shrink of -0.1%, however, little did it contribute in underwhelming the mood of the stock market. Investors probably realize that the shrinkage was just another aftermath of Superstorm Sandy rather than weakening economic Read more…

NYSE:SVXY, NYSE:XIV

This VIX ETN Is Starting To Gain Momentum

January 22nd, 2013

volatile VIXBill Luby: One year ago, I wrote ZIV Undeservedly Neglected when ZIV was trading about 5,000 shares per day and was not even on the radar of many investors who follow the VIX exchange-traded products space. In the land of inverse VIX-based ETPs, it seemed as if XIV was destined to grab all the headlines Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV, NYSE:ZIV

The Inverted Percentile VIX

January 18th, 2013

volatile VIXBill Luby: Of the many reasons that investors have a tendency to struggle with an interpretation of the VIX, one of the most obvious is an issue of orientation: for the most part, the VIX moves in the opposite direction of stocks. Frankly, it is difficult to appreciate some of the nuances Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

3 Reasons The Stock Market Rally Could Falter

January 15th, 2013

stock rallyRuss Koesterich: The US stock market rally that kicked off the New Year continued last week, and after only two weeksUS stocks are up around 3% for the year. European stocks have posted similar gains and equities in Japan have advanced even further. What’s behind this rally Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:UVXY, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

5 ETFs On A Hot Streak To Start 2013 (KWT, XIV, TAN, VNM, XBI, PWND)

January 11th, 2013

ETF Base: With the New Year upon us and the Fiscal Cliff deadline resolved (albeit temporarily), it’s worth taking stock of what the hottest sectors and ETF themes are thus far in 2013 to give a sense for where the market is hot and where you may want to focus efforts on for the remainder of the year. Read more…

NASDAQ:PWND, NYSE:KWT, NYSE:VNM, NYSE:XBI, NYSE:XIV

Taking Advantage Of Recent Lows In The Volatility Index (VXX, VXZ, TVIX, XIV, UVXY)

January 9th, 2013

J.W. Jones: One of the newest option products to appear in our universe as an options trader is the option series designed to trade the volatility index (VIX). The VIX is a measurement of the implied volatility of the S&P 500 index. Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:UVXY, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

VIX ETP Performance In 2012 (VXZ, VXX, UVXY, XIV, TVIX)

January 6th, 2013

Bill Luby: For anyone who pays attention to the VIX exchange-traded products space, 2012 was the year of the inverse (short) VIX futures ETP. The graphic below recaps the performance of the VIX ETPs Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:UVXY, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV

Volatility During Crises

December 21st, 2012

Bill Luby: [The following first appeared in the August 2011 edition of Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal. I thought I would share it because it might help some readers put the current fiscal cliff crisis in historical context.] Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ, NYSE:XIV




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