This Trader Made A Fortune As The XIV Melted Down

From Tyler Durden: If the XIV-buyers were "picking up nickels," then mysterious VIX trader '50-cent' was the "steamroller" as his cumulative P&L swung $400 million last week from a big loss to a $200 million plus gain in a year.
NASDAQ:XIV February 13, 2018 6:00am

Short Volatility Products Halted This Week Amid Sudden VIX Spike (XIV)

From Zacks: The unprecedented surge in short-term volatility in the last couple of days led to a free-fall in products that bet against volatility on the view that volatility would stay low.
NASDAQ:XIV February 8, 2018 8:36am

The Worst ETFs To Buy Right Now (XIV)

From Contrarian Outlook: In my years in the markets, I've seen some dangerous financial products come on the scene, but the two I'm going to show you in a moment might be the most dangerous.
NASDAQ:XIV February 5, 2018 5:48am

Big Money In Inverse VIX ETFs Is Cause For Concern (XIV)

From Tyler Durden: Last week, ahead of the FOMC, we reported that in the latest striking development involving volatility derivative products, the total outstanding Vega across the entire levered and inverse VIX ETP space had reached $375 million, an all time high.
NASDAQ:XIV September 27, 2017 6:46am

Low Volatility Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Investor Complacency (XIV)

From BlackRock: Does low U.S. equity market volatility equate to widespread investor complacency? Jean Boivin weighs in.
NASDAQ:XIV September 8, 2017 6:30am

Will The Short Volatility Trade Ever Disappear? (XIV)

From Larry McMillan: We have written many times about the "Big (Volatility) Short."  It is a very profitable trade, for the most part.  It comes about because of the upward-sloping term structure of the $VIX futures during a "normal," bullish market.
NASDAQ:XIV September 5, 2017 2:34pm

Inverse VIX ETFs Continue To Attract Big Dollars (XIV)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out continued profit taking in the world's largest ETF, along with increased bets on a renewed downturn in volatility.
NASDAQ:XIV August 21, 2017 2:07pm

Speculators Have Never Been This Short VIX, Despite Record Lows

From Tyler Durden: This is not how it's supposed to work, but perhaps we're seeing the "new normal" when it comes to ultra-low volatility.
NASDAQ:XIV May 22, 2017 8:37am

How Stock Traders Overreacted To Wednesday’s Big Selloff

From Dana Lyons: Volatility expectations took record jumps during Wednesday’s “big” selloff.
NASDAQ:XIV May 20, 2017 6:32am

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