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  • ETFs to Capitalize on Rising U.S. Equity Volatility

    10-17-2016 03:03 PM by Max Chen

    With equities hovering near record highs and market hurdles ahead, investors may want to hedge their short-term risk exposure with CBOE Volatility Index-based exchange traded funds. On the upcoming webcast, Capitalizing on Rising U.S. Equity Volatility with VIX Futures ETFs, J...

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  • ETFs to Hedge Against a Turn in a Complacent Market

    03-29-2016 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the equities market rebounding from the sell-off earlier this year and pushing back toward their all-time highs, some more skeptical investors have increased bets on the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, and related exchange traded products to hedge against a market turn. In...

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  • Huge Inverse VIX ETP Bets Hint at Investors' More Stable Outlook

    09-03-2015 05:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the markets plunged and the CBOE Volatility Index spiked, some investors threw over a billion dollars into VIX-related exchange traded products, indicating a turn around and more complacent market outlook. Since August 20, the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ...

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  • Traders Flock to Volatility ETFs

    06-03-2015 12:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Volatile probably is not the most accurate description of U.S. equity markets to this point in 2015, but plenty of traders are betting that is set to change as the Federal Reserve inches closer to raising interest rates. Those traders are using various volatility exchange traded ...

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  • VIX ETFs Show Investors Grow Complacent in Sideways Market

    04-23-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. equities have been oscillating, but CBOE Volatility Index and VIX-related exchange traded funds investors have been growing increasingly complacent. So far this year, the S&P 500 chart reveals a market with plenty of tops, bottoms and in-betweens, and at times, a 6.3%...

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  • Expanding Economic Conditions Should Favor Growth Stock ETFs

    01-22-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded fund investors should not be dissuaded by the lackluster start to the year as the sudden spike in volatility may pass and markets begin to reflect further economic growth. According to Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) derivatives strategists led by Krag Buz...

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  • VIX ETFs To Ride Out Market Swings

    10-13-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now that market volatility is swinging back, investors can hedge against wild market oscillations with exchange traded funds that follow the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX. With the VIX ended Friday at 20.9, slightly above its long-term average, equity investors can utilize VIX...

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  • Father of the VIX Issues Warning on Volatility ETFs

    06-06-2014 02:22 PM by Max Chen

    As the broader market reaches new highs, the CBOE Volatility Index, or "VIX," is dipping toward a seven-year low. While investors can utilize VIX-related exchange traded funds to hedge market swings, the so-called father of the VIX warns that traders need to understand how they w...

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  • VIX ETFs Reveal a Complacent Market

    05-23-2014 02:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the CBOE Volatility Index, the so-called fear index, slides below a one-year low, VIX exchange traded product traders could begin to see volatility tick higher in a complacent market. The VIX, an options-based measure of expectations for price swings in the S&P 500 inde...

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  • Inverse VIX ETF Bets Pay Off on Waning Market Volatility

    05-21-2014 02:36 PM by Max Chen

    As volatility wanes, investors have been betting against the CBOE Volatility Index with inverse exchange traded products. However, some are beginning to hedge against a complacent market, issuing a warning on potential short-term risks. Betting against spikes in market volatil...

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  • ProShares Announces Forward, Reverse Splits on 22 ETFs

    01-11-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ProShares, the largest issuer of inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds, said Friday it split five of its leveraged funds and reverse split 17 inverse and leveraged products. Maryland-based ProShares issued a statement after the close of U.S. markets Friday. The firm w...

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  • Inverse VIX ETFs Surge on Government Debt Band-Aid

    10-17-2013 07:00 AM by Max Chen

    The swift equity rally pulled the rug from under CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, traders as the U.S. government came to an agreement over the debt ceiling. However, inverse VIX exchange traded funds helped other investors capture the upside. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX...

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  • Inverse VIX ETFs Testing All-Time Highs

    09-25-2013 10:41 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the Fed keeping its accommodative policy, exchange traded funds that short the CBOE Volatility Index, or "VIX," have surged alongside the rally in equities. However, another round of debt ceiling talks could throw markets into turmoil. The VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX...

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  • Inverse VIX ETFs Rise 170% as Volatility Hits Five-Year Low

    02-18-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the rally in equities gains momentum, exchange traded funds linked to the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, are revealing greater complacency in the stock market, with the index on Friday hitting a new five-year low. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: ...

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  • Exchange Traded Funds of the Year: Inverse VIX ETFs

    12-31-2012 05:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    For much of 2012, the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, has reflected greater complacency in the markets, fueling the rapid growth in inverse VIX related exchange traded funds. But the government's impasse over the so-called fiscal cliff is stirring up the pot and the funds took a h...

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  • What is an ETF? -- Part 28: CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)

    10-30-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds continue to increase in number and popularity, growing to one of the most commonly traded securities on the stock exchange as both institutional and the average retail investor gain greater access to broad or specialized market exposure. Yet many individuals...

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  • The Five Top-Performing ETFs of the Year

    10-15-2012 02:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds focused on equities have had a decent run in 2012 despite uncertainty over the strength of the economic recovery, Europe's debt crisis and the U.S. fiscal cliff. Assets in ETFs have grown over the past 10 months of the year, with sector such as biotech, tech...

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  • VIX ETFs Show Market Complacency as Stocks Flirt with Record Highs

    09-21-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track the movement of CBOE Volatility Index futures reflect the growing complacency within the equities market as investors feel more confident in dipping back into riskier assets. Over the past three months, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futu...

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  • ETFs Listing at Brisk Pace in 2011

    10-19-2011 07:58 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund providers continue to introduce new products at a rapid pace. "ETF assets under management totaled $1,039 billion as of Fridays close, with $83 billion in new capital thus far in 2011. There have been 260 new funds launched in the year-to-date, bringing th...

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  • ProShares Lists First Inverse, Leveraged VIX Futures ETFs

    10-05-2011 07:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    ProShares has launched its first leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds that follow CBOE Volatility Index futures. ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEArca: UVXY) will try to reflect 200% of the daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-term Futures Index...

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