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Consider This Alternative as Volatility ETFs Hit All-Time Lows Once Again

VIXWith several volatility based ETPs hitting new all-time lows once again today, our attention turns to some lesser-known products in the space.
NYSE:VXX October 24, 2016 12:43pm

Here’s Why The VIX Is No Longer A Reliable Indicator Of Anything

VIXAn overabundance of central banking liquidity and increased regulation in the financial markets have eroded the value of formerly reliable indicators like the CBOE Volatility Index.
NYSE:VXX October 21, 2016 7:06am

BlackRock: Low Volatility ETFs are Looking Very Expensive

Low volDespite underperforming recently, high yielding defensive stocks are still expensive. BlackRock's Russ Koesterich sees better value elsewhere, namely technology.
NYSE:USMV October 17, 2016 8:08am

BlackRock: Expect Volatility to Surge in Q4

VolatilityFrom BlackRock: What should investors expect in the last quarter of the year? We see three themes that are likely to shape economies and markets in the months ahead as well as a number of key risks.
NYSE:VXX October 5, 2016 11:10am

Here’s Why Volatility is Actually Good for Investors

VIX imageAnalyst Adam O'Dell writes that while periods of increased volatility can be rattling for many investors, they often present good buying opportunities.
NYSE:VXX September 30, 2016 7:55am

Traders are Betting on Increased Market Volatility This Fall

vix-fearFrom ZeroHedge: After 10 straight weeks of increasingly bullish speculative positioning ('longer' stock futures and 'shorter' VIX futures), the last 2 weeks have seen short VIX bets plunge (down 35%) at the fastest rate since pre-Brexit and the Aug 2015 crash.
NYSE:VXX September 26, 2016 7:17am

Fed Decision Slams VIX ETF Back Toward All-Time Low

Following the Federal Reserve's decision yesterday to leave rates unchanged, investors' favorite volatility gauge -- which had been rising in recent weeks -- was decimated in short order.
NYSE:VXX September 22, 2016 7:24am

Minimum Volatility ETFs are More Popular Than Ever

Earlier this year, minimum volatility ETFs had already began receiving huge inflows. With volatility now on the rise, these ETFs are receiving even more attention.
NYSE:USMV September 16, 2016 2:10pm

Here’s Why Investors Should Ignore the VIX

From Chris Ciovacco: Often misunderstood and simply not very useful for long-term investors, the VIX is better off ignored by the majority of the investing public.

Volatility ETF Sets Volume Record as Traders Bet on Continued Turmoil

From ZeroHedge: In a sign that more and more traders are betting on rising volatility, a interesting record was set yesterday in the largest volatility ETF.
NYSE:VXX September 15, 2016 6:48am

BlackRock: Election Volatility Likely to be Short-Lived

Head of Asset Allocation for BlackRock's Global Allocation Team, Russ Koesterich argues that the election may have less of an impact on markets than many are expecting.
NYSE:VXX September 14, 2016 6:58am

This Hedge Fund Manager Says Volatility Will Spike Again Soon

From ZeroHedge: Despite Monday's big stock bounce-back, and dovish commentary from a Fed member, a big-name hedge fund manager is warning of continued volatility ahead.
NYSE:VXX September 13, 2016 7:30am

Ultra-Low Volatility Could Be Ready to Snap

lightning-vix-volatilityFrom Mike Larson: Despite volatility sitting near all-time lows, conditions don't look favorable right now for making any big bets.
NYSE:VXX September 9, 2016 9:26am

Fidelity Set to Launch Six New Factor-Based ETFs Next Week

fidelity-logoOne of the industry's largest ETF issuers, Fidelity Investments, is preparing to bring six brand new ETFs to market next week.
NYSE:FDLO September 8, 2016 9:30am

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