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

Why Volatility ETFs Are A Bad Idea

etfsWhen markets start tumbling, investors often turn to hedging strategies for protection. And thanks to the rise of ETFs over the past few years, many look to these funds as an easy,
NYSE:TVIX May 7, 2013 11:00pm

The Options and Volatility ETPs Landscape: VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium Term ETN

etfsBill Luby: For several years I have publishing a graphical overview of the VIX ETPs landscape, with all the ETPs plotted on the basis of leverage and target maturity, such as the recent VIX ETP Returns for 2012.
NYSE:CVRT March 10, 2013 11:30pm

How To Avoid Major Losses In The Market

bearbull21-150x1501George Leong: It’s amazing how resilient the equities market has been in spite of the concerns regarding the budgetary cuts and debt ceiling, the eurozone’s economic stalling and debt, and the earnings risk.
NYSE:TVIX February 18, 2013 9:15pm

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

These VIX ETNs Are Huge Success Stories Two Years After Launching

Bill Luby: It was two years ago today that VelocityShares launched their six VIX-based exchange-traded products and I’m fairly certain I was the only one who was covering that event on the day of the launch: Impressive Launch for Sextet of New Volatility ETNs from VelocityShares.
NYSE:TVIX November 30, 2012 1:56pm

Performance of VIX ETPs During Current Pullback (VXX, VXZ, TVIX, XIV, ZIV)

Bill Luby: Of all the issues discussed in this space, undoubtedly the one that captures the imagination of most readers is the subject of VIX-based exchange-traded products. I get more questions about the construction of these products, how they respond to the
NYSE:TVIX November 9, 2012 11:26am

The 2012 VIX Futures Term Structure As An Outlier

Bill Luby: Investors who have been trading the VIX futuresVIX options and VIX exchange-traded products in 2012 have no doubt observed that there has been a wide gulf between the volatility predicted by the VIX front month futures and the back month futures.
NYSE:VIXM October 22, 2012 10:24am


Bill Luby: Back in my consulting days, I convinced myself that there were rare instances when an ugly chart crammed full of data should take precedence over a clean and simple graphic that focused on the key takeaways. For my purposes at least, the graphic below, while unlikely to garner accolades from the likes of

NYSE:TVIX April 3, 2012 1:46pm

A Look At 4 VIX ETNs During Eleven Months Of A Sideways VIX Market (VXX, VXZ, ZIV, XIV, TVIX)

Bill Luby:  The VIX closed at 15.59 today, just 0.03 points lower than the close of 15.62 on April 26, 2011, some eleven months ago. From a long-term perspective, not much has happened with the VIX, but for those who have ridden the volatility roller coaster up and down, the present time seems like an

NYSE:TVIX March 28, 2012 10:06am

The Cost Of Hedging Equity Exposure Is Higher Than It Looks (TVIX, VXX, VXZ, ZIV, XIV)

Jared Woodard:  BofA interest rate strategists Ralph Axel and Ruslan Bikbov suggest that now would be a good time to buy tail risk hedges. (hat tip Joe Weisenthal) 6-month options on 10-year swap futures are as inexpensive now, they claim, as they’ve been in decades, excluding one period in 2006.

NYSE:TVIX March 19, 2012 2:43pm

Is The VIX Flashing A Buy Signal? (VXX, VXZ, TVIX, XIV, ZIV)

Chris Ciovacco:  Everyone, including us, has referenced the VIX or Fear Index’s current low level as a possible point of concern for an imminent reversal in stocks.  We remain concerned about the VIX.  However, a bullish case can also be made based on history.


Third Steepest First-Second Month VIX Futures Contango Ever (TVIX, VXX, VXZ, ZIV, XIV)

Bill Luby:  For a variety of reasons, investors seem unwilling to embrace the current rally and with each day the market rises, I see a scramble in the indicator forest to find some sort of proof that stocks are finally, inevitably going to correct…and soon. I need to give this phenomenon a name,

NYSE:TVIX March 15, 2012 3:28pm

A VIX of 15? Meet The New Reality For The Market (TVIX, VXX, VXZ, XIV, ZIV)

Bill Luby: When the VIX recently slid below 20.00 for an extended period, I sensed a noticeable unease about the state of the market in many traders and investors. Clearly a sub-20 VIX was underestimating the risks in the current and future market environment, they thought. When the VIX dipped below

NYSE:TVIX March 14, 2012 11:42am

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