UVXY, TVIX Capitalizing On VIX Futures Contango

An interesting shift has occurred in recent months that we have covered on a handful of occasions, but given today's atmosphere and trading conditions, it is worth revisiting again today.
NYSE:SVXY September 13, 2017 11:51am

SVXY Is Suddenly The Largest VIX-Linked ETP, As Inverse Volatility Bets Roll In

Would you believe that VXX (iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, Expense Ratio 0.89%, $1.35 billion in AUM) is no longer the largest "Volatility" based ETP in the U.S. listed marketplace, at least for the moment?
NYSE:SVXY August 31, 2017 12:27pm

SVXY Attracts Huge Inflows As The VIX Gets Slammed Again

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today hones in on massive money flows into a popular short VIX ETF, as traders bet that the recent volatility spike will continue to be beaten back down.
NYSE:SVXY August 16, 2017 11:34am

Volatility See-Saws As Equities Rebound (SVXY)

Just like that, the vicious sell-off that we saw last week in global equities has reversed sharply this Monday morning and in "V-shape" fashion.
NYSE:SVXY August 14, 2017 12:32pm

Short Volatility ETF Sees Outflows Amid Major Profit-Taking

Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows report, which today looks at big outflows in apparent profit taking in a popular inverse volatility fund, along with a continued exodus away from gold and gold miner-linked ETFs.
NYSE:SVXY May 3, 2017 12:20pm

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

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

Traders Are Betting On A Massive Surge In Volatility

From Tyler Durden: With VIX at multi-year lows (a 10-handle!!) and stocks at record highs amid Trumpian (Goldman) exuberance, it appears options traders in the VIX complex are anything but "believers."
NYSE:SVXY December 23, 2016 8:06am

Traders Are Betting Big on Increasing Volatility

vix-fearDon’t look now, but the VIX has risen in six straight trading sessions, including today, and is all of a sudden above $18 after being as low as $12.73 on an intraday basis in late October.
NYSE:SVXY November 1, 2016 12:16pm

“Fear” Indicator Surges To Record High

market-fear-panicTyler Durden:  As CS' Josh Lukeman points out, the CSFB fear indicator has soared to record highs. This implies that the degree of hedging we’re seeing as we go higher illustrated in the CS Fear index (now at all-time highs) suggests institutional investors are not believers in the equity rally.
NYSE:SVXY March 18, 2016 3:01pm

Retail Investors Have Never Been More Bullish Based On Record VIX ETF Selling

technical bounceTyler Durden:  Back in late 2012, when the former chief of the NY Fed's markets group, aka the head of the PPT, Brian Sack was replaced with the current head of the NY Fed's trading desk, Simon Potter, we observed something curious: there was a dramatic,
NYSE:SVXY September 30, 2015 4:50pm

Volatility ETFs Are A Perfect Lesson In Bear Market Math

technical bounceDavid Fabian:  I certainly didn’t invent the term bear market math, yet it tends to be a phrase that causes everyone to sit up straight and listen. The easiest way to define this arithmetic is to show you some quick illustrations of how big of a gain is needed to recover from a devastating loss in your investment portfolio.
NYSE:SPY September 3, 2015 2:44pm

Eleven ProShares ETFs Become Broken Products [ProShares Trust II]

investRon Rowland: Last Friday (May 2, 2014), ProShares announced the suspension of creation units for eleven ETFs.  The ability to create and redeem shares is the primary characteristic of what makes an ETF an ETF.  Without the ability to create new shares,
NYSE:BOIL May 5, 2014 5:20pm

ProShares Announces ETF Share Splits and Reverse Splits

prosharesProShares, a premier provider of alternative ETFs, announced today share splits and reverse share splits on the ETFs listed below. The splits and reverse splits will not change the value of a shareholder’s investment.
NYSE:FINU January 12, 2014 11:06pm

Comparing Intraday Range Volatility

technical chart lookCorey Rosenbloom: Wednesday’s “Fed Day” surprise resulted in a 43 point intraday range for the S&P 500 along with a 364 point intraday range (high to low) in the Dow Jones Industrial Index.
NYSE:SVXY December 20, 2013 2:26pm

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