Speculators Have Never Been This Short VIX, Despite Record Lows

From Tyler Durden: This is not how it's supposed to work, but perhaps we're seeing the "new normal" when it comes to ultra-low volatility.
NASDAQ:XIV May 22, 2017 8:37am

5 ETFs On A Hot Streak To Start 2013 (KWT, XIV, TAN, VNM, XBI, PWND)

ETF Base: With the New Year upon us and the Fiscal Cliff deadline resolved (albeit temporarily), it’s worth taking stock of what the hottest sectors and ETF themes are thus far in 2013 to give a sense for where the market is hot and where you may want to focus efforts on for the remainder of the year.
NASDAQ:PWND January 11, 2013 3:47pm

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

Looking Back At Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2012 (EWM, XIV, HYD, GREK, MOO, PBS, ELD)

Carolyn Pairitz: This time of year is when many choose to reflect on what they have done over the last 12 months, and what they hope to achieve in a new year. Here at ETFdb we are doing the same, by looking back at our 12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012 and what we expected
NYSE:EWM December 18, 2012 2:26pm

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

Inside The Two ETFs Up More Than 140% YTD (XIV, SVXY)

Eric Dutram: Although stocks have been weak as of late, broad market investing has still been quite profitable from a year-to-date look. In fact, even with the recent slump, the S&P 500 is still up double digits so far this year, marking a huge turnaround from last year’s flat performance.
NYSE:SVXY November 5, 2012 2:13pm

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN To Undergo 1-for-4 Reverse Share Split (VXX)

Carolyn Pairitz: Most VIX-focused exchange-traded products have tumbled over the course of the last several months, as surprisingly strong equity markets have led to a consistently
NYSE:TVIX October 2, 2012 11:59pm

5 ETF Surprises From The First Half (XIV, HYD, ITLY, EIRL, GLD)

Michael Johnston: As an up-and-down (and up again) first half of the year draws to a close, many portfolios have managed to squeeze out moderate gains so far in 2012. Looking around at the various exchange-traded products reveals some interesting
NYSE:EIRL June 28, 2012 12:50pm

Fear Index: What Is The VIX and How Can You Trade Stock Market Volatility? (VXX, XIV, TVIX, XVZ, VXZ)

John Nyaradi: The VIX, as defined by Investopedia.com, is “the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, which shows the market’s expectation of 30-day volatility.” The VIX is a continuous minute-by-minute snapshot of the expected market volatility in the S&P 500 during the next 30

NYSE:TVIX April 27, 2012 12:53pm

Stock Market Volatility: How To Beat The Market At Its Own Game (VXX, TVIX, UVXY, SVXY, XIV, VXZ)

Keith Fitz-Gerald: Many investors are convinced the market is stacked against them.  It is.... but not for the reasons you might think. Dismal returns actually have very little to do with super computers, research, insider information or access to the trading floor.

NYSE:TVIX April 17, 2012 12:04pm

Five ETFs For The Earnings Bull (ONN, SPHB, BGU, XIV, IWM)

Jared Cummans: Though the second quarter has gotten off to a rocky, investors are turning their eyes to earnings season to continue the bull run that has defined 2012. The past few days have seen markets all over the board, as Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a bang, leading many investors to muster up

NYSE:BGU April 16, 2012 2:32pm

VIX Trade: Buying SVXY Calls When The VIX Spikes (TVIX, XIV, SVXY, VXX, UVXY)

Bill Luby: Based upon some of the emails I have received this week, it appears that a number of readers have been focused on buying some of the inverse VIX ETPs, notably XIV and SVXY, when they saw the VIX spike. Some have preferred shorting VXXTVIX and UVXY, based partly on availability, while others

NYSE:SVXY April 12, 2012 2:29pm

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