ETF Spotlight: The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE: VXX)

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE: VXX) was up nearly 10% in today’s trading as implied market volatility spiked and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) shed more than 225 points on fears European debt woes could spread.

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE: VXX): The investment seeks to replicate, net of expenses, the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Total Return Index. The index offers exposure to a daily rolling long position in the first and second month VIX futures contracts and reflects the implied volatility of the S&P 500 index at various points along the volatility forward curve. The index futures roll continuously throughout each month from the first month VIX futures contract into the second month VIX futures contract.

We have compiled a list highlighting our most popular stories relating to the VXX ETF  below. You can also check out our VXX Category: HERE

Will ETFs Face Continued Pressure For The Start Of May? (VXX, SPY)

May 2nd, 2010

After two high volume distribution (selling) days this week alone, the question at the front of my mind this weekend is, “will they buy the dip on Monday?” Read more…

Friday, April 30th ETF Movers: VXX, KME, GDX, XSD, UNG

April 30th, 2010

In midday trading Friday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) up about 8.3% on the day. Also ETFs showing reasonable gains are the Read more…

Buying The Chance Of Fear In The Markets Through This VIX ETN (NYSE:VXX) Is A Bargain

April 29th, 2010

“In the market, fear – or lack of same – finds expression in many forms. The Volatility Index, or VIX, is one of them. Known as the “fear gauge,” the VIX bounces up and down based on what people are Read more…

Investor Gains In The VIX ETF (NYSE:VXX) May Be Short Lived

April 27th, 2010

“The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s volatility index soared 31% after the credit-rating provider Standard & Poor’s downgraded the debt of both Portugal and Greece, assigning “junk” status to the Read more…

Tuesday April 27 ETF Movers: VXX, GLD, UBD, SLX, EWP

April 27th, 2010

In trading on Tuesday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) was up 8.7%, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) was up 1.1%, and the Claymore U.S. Capital Markets Bond ETF (UBD) is up about Read more…

Jefferies Files for Jefferies S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXX)

April 27th, 2010

Jefferies has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “Jefferies S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETF.” The Shares will be listed on the NYSE Arca under the symbol VIXX. The Volatility Index is a benchmark index designed to estimate expected volatility in large cap U.S. stocks over 30 days in the future by Read more…

What Is The VIX ETF (NYSE:VXX) Telling Investors?

April 26th, 2010

The VIX, the CBOE Volatility Index, also known as the fear indicator, uses the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options and is an index of the market’s forward looking view of volatility for the Read more…

VIX ETN’s: Is It Time To Consider A Volatility Play? (VXZ, VXX)

September 3rd, 2009

One of the things options traders like to review is the VIX.  The VIX is the ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index. Popularly known as the ‘Fear Index’ Read more…

Profit From The Market’s Panic With VIX ETF’S (VXX, VXZ)

July 22nd, 2009

The market has had quite a bit of fear in the last two years, here is a way to profit from fear in the markets with ETF’s.  “The VIX exchange traded notes from iPath have experienced wild trading and intense emotions in the marketplace. The funds are the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) Read more…

VIX Climbs Past a Key Level, Signaling Trouble for Stocks (ETF: VXX, VXZ)

June 15th, 2009

“The stock market’s main fear gauge moved past a key level on Monday, indicating possible troubles ahead for the market. And one options player with deep pockets is making a big bet that volatility will increase sharply, making this a tumultuous summer.  The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, or VIX, moved past 30, a mark it hasn’t closed above since June 4.  Read more…

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