Expect Volatility Ahead On Investor Anxiety and Uncertainty

volatile VIXA month ago, I warned that volatility was likely to rise into September from the summer’s more placid levels. As discussed, over the past week, both equity and bond market volatility have hit two-month highs.
NYSE:TVIX September 10, 2013 11:29am

Why The iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN Is On Our Official ETF Buy List

sellbuyLast night, we (Deron and Rick) spent several hours manually scanning the chart patterns of more than 900 stocks and ETFs. While our web-based stock screener is a fantastic time saver in steadily trending markets, markets in transition require the added interaction of human
NYSE:VXZ April 4, 2013 10:21am

The Recovery Continues To Topple ‘Big-Picture’ Theories (DIA, IWM, SPY, VXX, VXZ)

economy-recoverySy Harding: There’s never a shortage of ‘big picture’ theories, usually of the gloom and doom variety. They certainly sell books; often cause anxiety, sometimes even fear, often keep investors out of the
ETF BASIC NEWS February 10, 2013 11:09pm

The Market’s History of Seasonality Continues

Wall streetSy Harding: Once again the stock market’s favorable season is producing an impressive rally. The Dow has gained more than 10% since its November low, with the rally accelerating
NYSE:DIA January 27, 2013 1:33pm

S&P 500 Index: Will The Smart Money Start To Sell This Rally?

buyers and sellersEconMatters: Not a Bear in Sight
NYSE:DIA January 23, 2013 5:15pm

Taking Advantage Of Recent Lows In The Volatility Index (VXX, VXZ, TVIX, XIV, UVXY)

J.W. Jones: One of the newest option products to appear in our universe as an options trader is the option series designed to trade the volatility index (VIX). The VIX is a measurement of the implied volatility of the S&P 500 index.
NYSE:TVIX January 9, 2013 3:23pm

VIX ETP Performance In 2012 (VXZ, VXX, UVXY, XIV, TVIX)

Bill Luby: For anyone who pays attention to the VIX exchange-traded products space, 2012 was the year of the inverse (short) VIX futures ETP. The graphic below recaps the performance of the VIX ETPs
NYSE:TVIX January 6, 2013 1:07pm

Portfolio Insurance For (Almost) Free (VXX, UVXY, TVIX, VXZ, XIV)

Bill Luby: A lot of strange things happened in the financial markets late on Friday afternoon and a good deal of the craziness was in the VIX futures market, with impacts felt in the likes of VXX, which jumped 11.6% in less than an hour (the last 40 minutes of the regular session and the first 14 minutes of after-hours trading.)
NYSE:TVIX January 2, 2013 1:26pm

Volatility ETFs: Three Factors Investors Must Know (VXX, VXZ, VIXY, VIXM)

Eric Dutram: Tagged as the ‘Investor Fear Gauge’, the CBOE Volatility index or ‘VIX’ has become one of the most popular market barometers across the globe. Unlike other indexes which measure the performance or health of a particular asset class such as equities,
NYSE:VIXM November 23, 2012 12:25pm

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

Chart of the Week: VIX Reversal Signal Coming Soon? (VXX, VXZ, TVIX)

Bill Luby: Sometimes the simplest ways to analyze the VIX are the best.
NYSE:TVIX July 2, 2012 2:27pm

A Look At One Lie and One Fact About the VIX (VXZ, VXX, TVIX, XVZ, VQT, TVIZ)

Jared Levy: My first lesson in the stock market had nothing to do with stocks at all. My mentor sat me down, looked me in the eye and said, "As long as you can understand human emotion and math, you'll make a great option trader."
NYSE:TVIX June 12, 2012 11:12am

Are U.S. Stocks “Scared Enough” Yet? (IWM, TNA, TZA, VXZ, INDEXSP:.INX)

Daily Capitalist: I want to make sa few points briefly.  First, if you haven’t, please read Dr. Davis’ discussion of our economic data two posts below this (or click HERE).  He documents that economic times remain difficult, in line with the Gallup.com polling data I have frequently
NYSE:IWM June 1, 2012 10:49am

Strategy: Buying VIX Calls As A Portfolio Hedge (SPY, TVIX, VXZ, VXX, VQT, TVIZ, XVZ)

Jim Fink:  Because VIX calls are based on VIX futures instead of the more volatile “spot” VIX, in the past I suggested that it would be easier to hedge a portfolio against a “black swan” stock market decline using S&P 500 puts–either the cash-settled SPX index puts or the equity-settled SPY ETF puts.
NYSE:SPY May 30, 2012 12:09pm

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