Courageous Options Traders Place Some Bearish Bets On SPY

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out some bearish bets on the world's largest ETF, inflows coming back to large-cap equity funds, and fresh new lows for long volatility products.
NYSE:SPY March 29, 2017 11:36am

Bullish Options Bets On VXX Signal A Potential Volatility Turning Point

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out some very bullish options bets being made on a popular volatility ETP, along with big money flowing back out of large caps and into small cap funds.
NYSE:VXX March 27, 2017 1:28pm

Volatility ETPs Finally See A Bounce Off All-Time Lows

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today sees volatility ETPs bouncing big off all-time lows, some new outflows from major equity funds, and finally some dip-buying in corporate junk bonds.
NYSE:VXX March 21, 2017 12:47pm

BlackRock: Here’s How To Invest In ETFs Like The Pros Do

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From BlackRock: Exchange-traded funds are popular with many big institutional investors. A look into why can give every investor something to think about.
NYSE:USMV March 15, 2017 7:17am

Nasdaq Volatility Plunges To Fresh All-Time Low

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From Dana Lyons: Nasdaq traders have never been more comfortable, as volatility expectations on the Nasdaq are at an all-time low.
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This Low Volatility Small Cap Fund Doubled Its Assets In The Past Year

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In our ETF/Index options recap this morning, we spoke about some nibbling that we observed in near term March 137 puts in the largest Small-Cap Equity ETF in the U.S. listed universe, IWM (iShares Russell 2000, Expense Ratio 0.20%, $37.2 billion in AUM).
NYSE:XSLV March 8, 2017 11:55am

Is Volatility Like A Coiled Spring Ready To Surge?

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From Andy Crowder: We’re on the verge of a major bull move in the most important market in the options world.
NYSE:VXX March 5, 2017 7:51am

Here’s How Volatility Took Hold Of The Normally Stable Utilities Sector

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From BlackRock: While most investors focus on potential returns in their portfolios, Russ Koesterich discusses why risk and correlation are just as important.
NYSE:XLU March 3, 2017 7:36am

Short VIX Funds See Huge Gains, And Huge Profit-Taking Too

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We have spoken about the VIX quite a bit in the past several weeks, especially since it had a $10 handle briefly in mid-February, only to surge back to its 50 day MA today and challenge a $12 handle once again.
NYSE:SVXY February 22, 2017 12:17pm

Expect Volatility To Pick Up As 2017 Rolls Along

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Omar Aguilar, Chief Investment Officer of Equities and Multi-Asset Strategies at Charles Schwab Investment Management writes that despite the market's seemingly relentless march higher, volatility will eventually creep back into the picture this year.
NYSE:VXX February 21, 2017 1:34pm

Volatility ETNs Finally Bounce Off All-Time Lows Amid Rising VIX

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out a sudden jump in volatility, along with continued investor interest in gold and China-focused funds.
NYSE:VXX February 16, 2017 12:22pm

VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN, Down 4.4%, Is Today’s Worst Performer

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The VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN (VIIX) underperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a -4.36% one-day return and trailing the wider markets by a total of 4.76 percentage points.
NASDAQ:VIIX February 14, 2017 5:41pm

Investors Are Buying Volatility ETPs, Despite Never-Ending Losses

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out continued interest in the largest gold fund, volatility-linked ETPs seeing interest despite horrendous performance, and more.
NYSE:UVXY

VXX Plunged Another 3% Today, Worst Among All ETPs

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The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) underperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a -3.13% one-day return and trailing the wider markets by a total of 3.67 percentage points.
NYSE:VXX February 13, 2017 5:19pm

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