VIX exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) are once again part of the conversation as conflicts in Libya and the broader Middle East intensify. The VIX – otherwise known as the market’s “fear gauge” – jumped to their highest point all year today. The index is a measure of how scared investors […]

Six new exchange traded notes (ETNs) have hit the scene, giving investors even more ways to make bets on the direction of the market’s “fear index.” VelocityShares’ new line of ETNs is designed to allow investors to make calls on the moves of theĀ  Volatility Index, otherwise known as the VIX. The funds are: VelocityShares […]