Exchange traded products that follow futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (Chicago Options: ^VIX ) soared Monday as Wall Street’s so-called fear gauge rose 20% after Standard & Poor’s lowered its credit outlook on the U.S. to negative.

VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: TVIX), a leveraged exchange traded note, was up more than 10% in morning trades while the Dow slipped more than 200 points.

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) rose about 5%.

  • ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures (NYSEArca: VIXY)
  • ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures (NYSEArca: VIXM)
  • iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX)
  • iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXZ)
  • VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: XIV)
  • VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN (NYSEArca: ZIV)
  • UBS E-TRACS Daily Long-Short VIX ETN (NYSEArca: XVIX)
  • VelocityShares offers an ETN lineup that includes Daily 2X VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: TVIX)
  • Daily 2X VIX Medium-Term ETN (NYSEArca: TVIZ)

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