S&P 500 Volatility In 2017 Was The Lowest In History (SPY)

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From Dana Lyons: As measured by the VIX, stocks have never enjoyed a less volatile year than 2017.
NYSE:SPY December 28, 2017 6:33am

More Growth, But Higher Volatility, Appear Likely For Stocks In 2018 (IVV)

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From BlackRock: Rick Rieder and Russ Brownback examine the more volatile cyclical dynamics we're likely to encounter in 2018, even as the secular risk-asset bull market remains in place.
NYSE:IVV December 15, 2017 8:35am

Volatility Bets Remain Ultra Low, Despite All-Time Highs In S&P 500 (SPY)

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From Dana Lyons: Despite the S&P 500's jump to new all-time highs, trading in the short-term volatility market is signaling elevated levels of fear.
NYSE:SPY December 2, 2017 7:44am

Here’s Why The VIX Has Been So Low For So Long (VXX)

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From Bryce Coward, CFA: The drop in the VIX to ultra-low levels in 2017 has been a point of consternation for market participants and largely misunderstood.
NYSE:VXX December 1, 2017 6:13am

Do Valuations Affect The Performance Of The Low Volatility Factor? (SPLV)

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From Invesco: In my last blog, I outlined the difficulty of valuing factors by traditional price metrics such as price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios.
NYSE:SPLV November 22, 2017 6:08am

Not All Volatility ETFs Are Suffering Right Now (VMIN)

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We speak about Long Volatility products today in our ETF/Fund Flows recap and their dips to new all-time lows on yet another rally to new highs in equities and a plunge in relative Volatilities across the board.
BATS:VMIN November 21, 2017 3:04pm

Bullish Options Bets Pour In For The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on some big upside bets in the world's most popular ETF, along with more turmoil for VIX-linked ETPs as volatility craters once again.
NYSE:SPY November 20, 2017 1:14pm

VIX-Linked ETPs See Big Volume Increase As Equities Pull Back (VXX)

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at continued outflows out of large cap and small cap equities, and rising volatility with corresponding volume upticks in VIX-linked products.
NYSE:VXX November 14, 2017 12:18pm

Are Low Volatility ETFs Actually Safer? (SPLV)

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Investors who have jumped into low volatility equity ETFs believing that they'd get market returns at a fraction of the risk might now be getting a lesson in how these funds really work.
NYSE:SPLV November 4, 2017 8:05am

How To Benchmark Smart Beta ETFs (USMV)

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From BlackRock: We know how to evaluate core funds against an index. Now, let's see how to set benchmarks for smart beta funds.
ETF BASIC NEWS October 17, 2017 10:44am

Consider The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio In Coming Months (SPLV)

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From Invesco: Small-size, momentum and growth strategies paced factor performance during the third quarter of 2017. By contrast, low volatility, low beta and value struggled as standalone factors during this time -- although a late spike in 10-year Treasury yields helped value shares reverse some of their losses earlier in September.
NYSE:SPLV October 12, 2017 6:29am

Big Money In Inverse VIX ETFs Is Cause For Concern (XIV)

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From Tyler Durden: Last week, ahead of the FOMC, we reported that in the latest striking development involving volatility derivative products, the total outstanding Vega across the entire levered and inverse VIX ETP space had reached $375 million, an all time high.
NASDAQ:XIV September 27, 2017 6:46am

How Long Can Powershares QQQ Volatility Stay This Low?

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From Invesco: Equity market volatility has been remarkably low in recent years, which has corresponded to strong large-company equity performance -- particularly for the Nasdaq-100 Index and the S&P 500 Index.
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Investors Somehow Still Buying Struggling VIX-Linked ETFs (UVXY)

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out continued interest in small cap equities, along with big struggles performance-wise for volatility-linked ETPs.
NYSE:UVXY September 25, 2017 11:16am

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