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

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.
NYSE:SPY May 30, 2012 12:09pm

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

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.

NYSE:TVIX April 11, 2012 10:45am

VIX Trade: Using Volatility To Invest Like The Pros (TVIZ, TVIX, VXX, VXZ, XIV, ZIV, VQT)

Andy Crowder: Many professional options traders don't really care about options prices or volume. They only care about volatility. That's because volatility is the single biggest factor for any given options contract.
NYSE:TVIX February 7, 2012 3:21pm

The VIX: Risk On Or Danger Ahead? (VXX, TVIX, XIV, TVIZ, VXZ, ZIV, VQT)

David Gillie: The Volatility Index (VIX) is a measure of options activity on the S&P 500—frequently referred to as the "fear index"
NYSE:TVIX February 6, 2012 12:23am

The VIX-VXX Minotaur Trade (TVIZ, TVIX, VXX, VXZ, XIV, ZIV, VQT)

[The following first appeared in the December 2010 edition of Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal. I thought I would share it partly because I have an article, “Synthetic Seasonal VIX-VXX Arb,” which appears in the just published January 2012 issue of Expiring Monthly that
NYSE:TVIX January 25, 2012 3:50pm

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