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

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 8:47am

5 Lessons Learned From VIX ETFs

technical bounceDavid Fabian:  The CBOE VIX Volatility Index is an interesting animal that has grown to become one of the most heavily watched indicators of fear and greed in the market. This index functions by measuring near-term volatility expectations from options activity on the S&P 500 Index.
NYSE:VXX December 2, 2015 4:47pm

For Every Bad Deal In The Stock Market, There’s Usually A Way TO Profit From Taking The Other Side [iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN]

fearfulWhen you see a bad deal in the stock market, there’s usually a way to take the other side of that trade and reap the rewards the other party gives up. With the markets stumbling this year and fear running high, many investors are looking for a way to
NYSE:VXX February 17, 2014 1:35pm

VIX Hits Multiyear Low

volatile VIX: Let me begin by first stating this: I’m not going to talk about the Federal Reserve in any detail, or about the holiday shopping season and how it’s so important to the retail sector and the economy because these don’t seem
NYSE:TVIX December 9, 2013 5:46pm

12 VelocityShares ETNs Will Transfer To The NASDAQ

credit-suisseCredit Suisse announced today that it has applied to transfer the listing of twelve of its VelocityShares™ exchange traded notes (ETNs) from NYSE Arca to The NASDAQ Stock Market.
NYSE:TVIX November 19, 2013 4:17pm

The Gamma Problem For Straddles, Or Why VIX Futures Are Necessary

Wall streetJared Woodard: One of the frustrating things about buying straddles is that the more correct you are, and the more quickly you are proven correct, the more quickly your position loses the ability to profit from volatility. A straddle opened as a bet
NYSE:TVIX November 11, 2013 2:56pm

Pricing of VIX August and September Calls

volatile VIXBill Luby: The monthly VIX futures and options expiration is a fascinating time from an options strategy perspective, as it marks the point in time in which VIX futures prices collide with the cash/spot VIX. Thanks to the VIX Special Opening Quotation (SOQ),
NYSE:TVIX August 20, 2013 3:11pm

Investing Rationally If Markets Get Erratic

technical bounceIt can be hard to invest rationally when markets are volatile, but Russ is expecting markets to be just that come September. Knowing that market volatility can lead to bad investing behaviors, Russ highlights three behaviors to avoid during
NYSE:TVIX August 15, 2013 3:44pm

VIX Futures Margin Requirements To Increase After Today’s Close

volatile VIXBill Luby: Bill A number of readers have expressed concern to me privately about today’s increase in the VIX futures margin requirements. The current margin requirements are detailed at the CFE Margins splash page, while the new margin requirements
NYSE:TVIX June 27, 2013 3:56pm

2 Amazing ETFs For S&P 500 Exposure: VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN, ProShares Trust II

etfs etfsEric Dutram: The fourth quarter GDP number witnessed a minute shrink of -0.1%, however, little did it contribute in underwhelming the mood of the stock market. Investors probably realize that the shrinkage was just another aftermath of Superstorm Sandy rather than weakening economic
NYSE:SVXY February 25, 2013 5:38pm

This VIX ETN Is Starting To Gain Momentum

volatile VIXBill Luby: One year ago, I wrote ZIV Undeservedly Neglected when ZIV was trading about 5,000 shares per day and was not even on the radar of many investors who follow the VIX exchange-traded products space. In the land of inverse VIX-based ETPs, it seemed as if XIV was destined to grab all the headlines
NYSE:TVIX January 22, 2013 11:41am

The Inverted Percentile VIX

volatile VIXBill Luby: Of the many reasons that investors have a tendency to struggle with an interpretation of the VIX, one of the most obvious is an issue of orientation: for the most part, the VIX moves in the opposite direction of stocks. Frankly, it is difficult to appreciate some of the nuances
NYSE:TVIX January 18, 2013 3:51pm

3 Reasons The Stock Market Rally Could Falter

stock rallyRuss Koesterich: The US stock market rally that kicked off the New Year continued last week, and after only two weeksUS stocks are up around 3% for the year. European stocks have posted similar gains and equities in Japan have advanced even further. What’s behind this rally
NYSE:TVIX January 15, 2013 1:29pm

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