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

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

Covered Call Indexes Around The World

money and investingJared Woodard: Would you have been better off selling covered calls over the last few months, or just buying and holding the underlying asset? The following chart shows the returns for several buy-write indexes on various global equity indexes
NYSE:TVIX October 28, 2013 1:18pm

Barclays Bank PLC Announces Reverse Split Of The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX)

barclaysBarclays today announced today that it will implement a 1 for 4 reverse split of its iPath® S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM Exchange Traded Notes (the “ETNs”) effective Friday, November 8, 2013. The ETNs trade on the NYSE Arca stock exchange under

3 Volatility ETFs To Play The Political Gridlock

technical bounceInvestor concerns are growing with the U.S. government shutdown entering the second week and the debt ceiling deadline approaching. Markets fell sharply due to lack of any progress seen on resolving these issues.
NYSE:TVIX October 9, 2013 4:26pm

Updating TICK Volatility Charting For October

technical bounceCorey Rosenbloom: Speaking of instability of Market Internals from today’s earlier post, let’s take a moment to update our TICK Volatility Charts and make note of the recent changes to the popular market internal.
NYSE:TVIX October 8, 2013 3:53pm

A History Of The VIX During Recent Debt Ceiling and Sequestration Battles

volatile VIXBill Luby: Democrats and Republicans have been fighting over budgets and related matters since before any of us were born and while the debate has been heated at times, only recently has the credit of U.S. debt been called into question as a result.

Event Risk, Event Theta and The Next Week

technical bounceBill Luby: Weekends pose an interesting set of problems for the investor/trader, particularly when there is an ongoing crisis or a reasonable risk that a new crisis lurks around the corner. Today we have a perplexing situation in which there is both
NYSE:TVIX October 4, 2013 1:49pm

Time To Buy Volatility Again?

volatile VIXJohn Rubino: The following chart tells two stories. The first is that the deficit spending and debt monetization of the past few years has calmed the markets. Volatility (more accurately fear), as measured by the VIX index of S&P 500 options, has meandered
NYSE:TVIX September 30, 2013 1:25pm

What The FOMC Did To Volatility

volatile VIXJared Woodard: I’m attaching a cross asset volatility monitor that allows you to compare price and volatility changes across equity, commodity, and currency markets. After Wednesday’s post-Fed rally, several things stand out in the realm
NYSE:TVIX September 19, 2013 1:26pm

Revisiting The VIX:VXV Ratio

volatile VIXBill Luby: Two of my favorite bloggers, who hail from very different corners of the investment landscape, both happened to mention me in reference to the VIX:VXV ratio in the past few days.
NYSE:TVIX September 16, 2013 10:55am

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

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