Tag Archives for: Volatility

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 7:07am

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 7:07am

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 2:14pm

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.
NYSE:VXX

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 6:06am

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 6:06am

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 7:07am

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 9:09am

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 9:09am

Here’s How to Play the Markets When Volatility Returns

From Nilus Mattive: With the last long summer weekend now in the rearview mirror, plenty of investors are starting to focus on a whole new array of worries out on the horizon — including a contentious presidential election as well as the prospect of rising interest rates.
NYSE:VXX September 6, 2016 8:08am

Schwab: Volatility Likely to Pick Up Soon

From Charles Schwab: You may have been lulled to sleep by the market action (or inaction) over the past month; but likely thrilled if you were able to take an uninterrupted vacation.
NYSE:VXX September 4, 2016 9:09am

Here’s What Could Finally Bring Volatility Back Into the Markets

BlackRock's Head of Asset Allocation, Russ Koesterich, discusses what's behind the unusually low volatility in the markets, and what could bring an end to the days of calm.
NYSE:VXX September 2, 2016 10:10am

Why Low Volatility ETFs Could Soon Prove Riskier Than Advertised

From ZeroHedge: UBS' Paul Winter believes we arpre witnessing the end of the credit cycle - earnings growth rates are flat, and the stock market impact has been increasing.
NYSE:USMV August 30, 2016 2:14pm

Learning to Accept Volatility as a Normal Market Mechanism

rock-hillFrom Chris Ciovacco: Over an investing lifetime, our portfolios will endure some truly trying times that test the mettle of even the most seasoned investor.
NYSE:VXX August 29, 2016 1:13pm

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