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

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

Low Volatility Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Investor Complacency (XIV)

From BlackRock: Does low U.S. equity market volatility equate to widespread investor complacency? Jean Boivin weighs in.
NASDAQ:XIV September 8, 2017 6:30am

Will The Short Volatility Trade Ever Disappear? (XIV)

From Larry McMillan: We have written many times about the "Big (Volatility) Short."  It is a very profitable trade, for the most part.  It comes about because of the upward-sloping term structure of the $VIX futures during a "normal," bullish market.
NASDAQ:XIV September 5, 2017 2:34pm

Inverse VIX ETFs Continue To Attract Big Dollars (XIV)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out continued profit taking in the world's largest ETF, along with increased bets on a renewed downturn in volatility.
NASDAQ:XIV August 21, 2017 2:07pm

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

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