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The CBOE Volatility Index and VIX-related exchange traded products surged Friday on speculation that the Federal Reserve may begin hiking interest rates later this month. After languishing in a complacent market, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) jumped 10.3% and ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEArca: VIXY) increased 10.5% on […]

The CBOE Volatility Index plunged Friday and is still hovering around its lowest levels of the year. More skittish investors, though, may interpret this as a sign of growing complacency in the markets and turn to VIX-related exchange traded funds to hedge their positions. For instance, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN […]

Despite somewhat recovering from heavier losses earlier in the day, U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds finished August on a down note but remained largely flat for the month. Over August, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.9% and the S&P 500 dipped 0.1%. The best performing […]

The equities market has been in a sideways trading range and some observers are warning that we are in for a correction as the summer rally losses momentum. Consequently, investors may consider an exchange traded fund strategies to hedge their portfolios from a pullback in the equities market. UBS AG equity technical analysts argue that […]

The markets have grown overly complacent, with the CBOE Volatility Index and related exchange traded funds slipping to lower levels this year, as stocks continue on their eight-year bull run toward new record highs. The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, is hovering around 11.8, its lowest level so far this year. For instance, with volatility […]

The complacent market belies the uncertain conditions ahead. As marketsĀ see gathering storm clouds ahead, investors should look to some exchange traded fund strategies to limit portfolio volatility. “Market volatility is unusually low, and we see it moving higher as the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election approaches,” BlackRock strategists, led by Richard Turnill, said in a […]

July was a record-making month for U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds, with the S&P 500 breaking a new all-time intraday high on Friday. Over July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.8%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.7% and the S&P 500 added 3.5%. The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products for the […]

As the markets push toward new highs and grow more complacent, investors may want to take a look at exchange traded funds that track the CBOE Volatility Index to hedge potential risks ahead. The VIX, or so-called fear index, is a widely observed indicator for investor sentiment in the stock market and measures the expected […]

ETF Trends takes a condensed look at five new ETF products launched today, July 14. Cambria Expands on Shareholder Yield Suite Cambria launched the Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield ETF (BATS: EYLD). EYLD tracks the Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield Index, which is comprised of emerging market stocks ranked by dividend payments and net stock buybacks, key […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds extended its post-Brexit rally on the last day of June, ending the first half of the year on a positive note after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney assuaged market fears and signaled a potential rate cut over the summer. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.6% over […]

As the Brexit referendum results triggered a global risk-off event, exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track safe-haven plays surged on the increased volatility. For instance, gold jumped the most since the 2008 financial downturn as traders turned to the Brexit haven, Bloomberg reports. Gold futures jumped as much as 8.1% on three times the average […]

As the equities markets continue to slide on ongoing concerns, exchange traded fund investors may look to strategies that track the CBOE Volatility Index and bearish play on stocks. U.S. stocks broke even after falling off for most of the session Thursday as global stocks weakened in response to Japan’s central banks decision to push […]

The equities markets are slipping and the CBOE Market Volatility Index, along with VIX-related exchange traded products, is spiking as traders try to hedge a number of risk events ahead. On Monday, the REX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF (BATS: VMAX) surged 9.6%, iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) […]

The month of April was more or less a wash for equities and stock exchange traded funds as the market ends the month on a down note after a spate of earnings misses. Over April, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.6%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.4% and the S&P 500 dipped 0.3%. The […]

Investors have turned to gold exchange traded funds as a safe-haven play in times of market stress. However, the precious metal may not always act as a hedge against stock volatility. Over the past five years, the correlation between the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, has been mildly […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds slipped on the last day of March, ending the month on a muted note after a wild quarter that pushed the markets into a correction before clawing back the losses on swift rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.5% over the first quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, the […]

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. Investors funneled a record amount of cash into exchange traded funds that […]

VXX attracts $260.1 million in net flows as ETPs start to gain traction A rise in trader interest for these types of assets have typically preceded a swing in equity volatility The volatility index is now trading at around the 18 level, hovering around its historical average Exchange traded products that help investors hedge against […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced their roughest start to a new year but ended the month on a lighter note after the Bank of Japan surprised markets with an aggressive policy move. Year-to-date, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.7%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 6.0% and the S&P 500 retreated 4.9%. The […]

Exchange traded products that track the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, have experienced large outflows, suggesting that investors are anticipating smaller swings and calmer markets ahead. Traders pulled $850 million from two of the most popular ETPs, which include both exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes, in January, even as the VIX is set […]

As the equities market plunged, hedging bets and risk insurance helped the CBOE Volatility Index and VIX-related exchange traded products surge. On Friday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) rose 11.7%, ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEArca: VIXY) gained 11.7% and VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: VIIX) increased […]

The CBOE Volatility Index and VIX-related exchange traded products spiked Thursday after a quick plunge in Chinese markets triggered a sell-off in the U.S. and inflamed investor anxiety. On Thursday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) rose 11.4%, ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEArca: VIXY) gained 10.9%. Additionally, for the […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced a wild ride this year, but with everything said and done, the markets are closing out 2015 pretty much where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.5% over 2015. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.5% and the S&P 500 was flat. The top performing non-leveraged […]

Exchange traded funds have seen trading activity increase over the years as more investors see the benefits of the investment vehicle. For instance, since ETFs trade on an exchange like a stock, many have utilized the funds to execute quick or tactical positions to capitalize on market turns. While ETFs accumulate more assets and investor […]

While U.S. benchmarks retreated Friday and were on course for their worst weekly performance in a month, the CBOE Volatility Index and VIX-related exchange traded funds surged on the elevated risk-off sentiment. Exchange traded products that try to track the VIX were among the best performers on Friday as major stock indices declined over 1.5%. […]

U.S. stocks slid Monday as global growth concerns and prospects of a Federal Reserve December rate hike dragged on the equities, fueling market uncertainty and CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, related exchange traded funds. On Monday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) jumped 4.4%, ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEArca: […]

Despite finishing on a down note, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds closed out their best month in four years. Over October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 8.5%, the Nasdaq Composite advanced 9.3% and the S&P 500 rose 8.3%. The best performing non-leveraged ETFs over the past month include Global X MSCI […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds regained their footing Wednesday, ending a tumultuous month on a positive note. Over September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.5%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.1% and the S&P 500 retreated 2.5%. The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products over the past month include the ETFS Physical Palladium […]

The markets have experienced a spike in volatility and some believe we are in for more wild swings ahead. Investors, though, can utilize low-volatility exchange traded fund strategies to ride out the any further bumps in the equities market. Volatility is the new norm for financial markets, writes Mohammed El-Erian, chief economic advisor to Allianz […]