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The Dow is rallying more than 100 points Tuesday as the Federal Reserve meets and investors anticipate a press conference with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Technical traders are encouraged by so-called inverse head and shoulder patters in major stock indexes like the S&P 500, while Wall Street’s “fear gauge” continues to fall. The iPath Long […]

Investor unease over the rise in weekly jobless claims was apparent Thursday morning as exchange traded funds (ETFs) following CBOE Volatility Index futures moved higher. The $1.4 billion iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) added 2% in the early going. A leveraged exchange traded note, VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking futures based on Wall Street’s “fear gauge” jumped late Friday, suggesting investors were nervous heading into the weekend. After the mid-March CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spike, the index is back down near where it was in February. The exchange traded funds and notes (ETNs) that follow futures on this index are […]

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 the  Volatility Index, otherwise known as the VIX. The funds are: VelocityShares […]