VXX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. (VXX) iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN: Who Is Invested?

    May 14, 2016
    Discover one of the largest volatility-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs), and learn which institutions hold the largest ...
  2. VXX: An ETN Performance Case Study

    April 25, 2016
    Examine the five-year performance of the volatility ETF VXX. Break down the performance by analyzing monthly and daily average ...
  3. S&P 500 Resistance and Volatility Opportunities (SPY, VXX)

    April 21, 2016
    The S&P 500 is at a vulnerable spot with low volume and low volatility, which means trading a volatility ETF may present ...
  4. Assessing The VIX in Q1 2016

    April 2, 2016
    Discover how the VIX Index, or "fear gauge," began 2016 above the historical mean, and learn how this relates to past spikes ...
  5. How Do the 5 Most Liquid ETFs, ETNs Perform?

    March 24, 2016
    These highly liquid ETFs (and ETN) are extremely popular. Does popularity equal investment appreciation?
  6. VIX: CBOE's 'Fear Gauge' at 2016 Lows (VXX)

    March 23, 2016
    The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the "fear gauge" Wall Street watchers use to judge sentiment in the stock market, is at ...
  7. The Most Liquid ETFs/ETNs: Should You Invest?

    November 11, 2015
    If you want liquidity, here's a list of popular ETFs and ETNs. But investors should be aware of outside factors that could ...
  8. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs (VXX, VIX)

    September 30, 2015
    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  9. 3 Ways to Trade the Rising Volatility

    September 2, 2015
    With volatility increasing in the markets, many are turning to these three volatility-capturing exchange-traded products.
  10. Using Moving Averages To Trade The Volatility Index (VIX)

    August 26, 2015
    VIX moving averages smooth out the natural choppiness of the indicator, letting traders and market timers access reliable ...
  11. ETF Analysis: iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures

    August 7, 2015
    Learn more about the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Note, the characteristics of VXX and the suitability ...
  12. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    May 15, 2015
    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  13. Today's Top ETFs: Worth a Bet or Should You Pass?

    May 4, 2015
    ETFs can be profitable and dangerous. Here's a list of today's most popular funds and what you should watch about them.
  14. VelocityShares TVIX: A Dangerous Game

    April 13, 2015
    Thinking of leveraging volatility with VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN? If so, proceed with caution.
  15. Examples Of Exchange-Traded Derivatives

    March 25, 2015
    We look at some of the most common exchange-traded derivatives.
  16. Strategies To Trade Volatility Effectively With VIX

    March 24, 2015
    VIX offers a bird’s eye view of real-time greed and fear, while providing a snapshot of the market’s expectations for volatility ...
  17. Playing The Bull Run Without Worry

    January 12, 2015
    This is a unique way to play the bull market run while also having some downside protection.
  18. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    December 29, 2014
    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  19. Are You An Investor Or Trader?

    October 28, 2014
    Some stock market participants are investors or traders, and others are trying to do both. Often, they get in trouble by ...
  20. Trade Market Volatility With These ETFs

    October 15, 2014
    Volatility tends to scare buy-and-hold investors, but there are ETFs designed to profit from it. Here's a look.
  21. How to Day Trade Volatility ETFs

    June 26, 2014
    A primer on the ideal time to day trade volatility ETFs, and how to do it.
  22. Cycles And Presidential Cycles: Is There A Twist?

    April 25, 2014
    The days when QE-infinity both here and in the land of the rising sun meant free money for those that could pull off the ...
  23. How To Get Ready For The Next Bear Market

    March 21, 2014
    After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events ...
  24. Stocks And ETFs To Watch This Week

    February 10, 2014
    Stocks and ETF with potential big moves based on recent price action or a near-term breakout.
  25. ETF Outlook For Week Of January 27, 2014 (SPY, UNG, EEM, VXX)

    January 27, 2014
    ETF Outlook for Week of January 27, 2014. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) The S&P 500 fell by 2.1 percent on Friday, ...
  26. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    January 7, 2014
    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year ...
  27. The Worst Performing ETFs of 2013

    December 31, 2013
    Though this year was largely marked by an insatiable bull-run, not every ETF was able to prosper. There were a select few ...
  28. Four Chart Patterns To Watch This Week

    December 16, 2013
    This week is likley to reveal if the S&P 500 is in a consolidation with the expectation of a move higher, or if it's topping ...
  29. Investment Strategies For Volatile Markets

    October 29, 2013
    Read on to learn some investment strategies when the volatility is high.
  30. Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?

    October 14, 2013
    The recent government shutdown, potential debt ceiling breach as well as dour global economic news has once again caused ...
  31. ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    August 27, 2013
    Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events ...
  32. Tracking Volatility: How The VIX Is Calculated

    July 2, 2013
    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. ...
  33. Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Spikes On Fed Concerns, XLB Tumbles

    June 5, 2013
    Wall Street endured a steep sell-off today, as another round of disappointing economic reports and concerns over when the ...
  34. How To Adjust Your Portfolio In A Bear Or Bull Market

    April 3, 2013
    While investors shouldn’t feel compelled to change their portfolios radically overnight in reaction to the market's daily ...
  35. Opportunities In Volatility Near Historic Lows?

    March 20, 2013
    The CBOE Volatility Index hit its lowest level since 2006 on March 14. The low at 11.05 on the index coincided with a high ...
  36. How ETF Traders Can Use The VIX Index

    February 14, 2013
    Investors and traders alike have surely run across the Volatility Index, commonly referred to as the VIX, in headlines from ...
  37. Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors

    December 28, 2012
    The ETF boom has made it easier for regular retail investors to add various new asset classes, sectors and markets to their ...
  38. 5 Best (And 5 Worst) ETF Performers Over The Last Year

    November 28, 2012
    This past year has been marked by uncertainty (though nothing compared to recent years), prompting investors to return in ...
  39. iPath to Reverse Split VXX

    October 1, 2012
    Most VIX-focused exchange-traded products have tumbled over the course of the last several months, as surprisingly strong ...
  40. 3 ETFs To Watch This Week: VXX, GERJ, TLT

    August 27, 2012
    Once again, Wall Street finds itself walking on eggshells, unwilling and unable to jump in full force into the markets. Last ...
  41. Highlighting 5 Popular ETNs

    July 9, 2012
    Under the umbrella of exchange-traded products, ETNs have attracted far less interest than their ETF cousins and now represent ...
  42. Inverse ETFs To Own If The Market Tanks

    June 26, 2012
    By buying an inverse ETF, you can protect yourself and/or profit from a decline in the major indexes. With the S&P 5 ...
  43. Trade Volatility With The VIX

    June 12, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  44. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    May 4, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  45. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    April 17, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  46. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    March 21, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  47. A New Way to Trade Option Volatility

    March 8, 2012
    Adam Warner, contributor to Schaeffer’s Research, explains how a new volatility product offers traders a viable alternative ...
  48. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    February 16, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  49. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    December 29, 2011
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  50. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    November 18, 2011
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  51. 3 Ways to Play Volatility with Options

    November 17, 2011
    With the VIX spiking above the important 30 level, traders can choose from three distinct strategies that sell (and buy) ...
  52. VIX: What It Is (And Is Not)

    August 17, 2011
    One expert dispels certain misconceptions about the Volatility Index (VIX) and describes several ways traders can capitalize ...
  53. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    August 9, 2011
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  54. Should Retirees Avoid ETFs?

    July 20, 2011
    For many investors, exchange traded funds are a new investment tool…and it’s uncertain whether they make any sense for conservative, ...
  55. Trade Option Volatility with ETFs

    June 26, 2011
    New ETF products allow traders and investors to gain exposure to volatility-based indexes like the VIX with the same ease ...
  56. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    May 17, 2011
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  57. Can VIX Fix Your Returns?

    April 5, 2011
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  58. The 6 Worst-Performing ETFs

    October 20, 2010
    These ETFs had losing portfolios, but leverage caused them to sink even lower.
  59. ETFs For The Individual Investor

    June 24, 2010
    ETFs can give small investors exposure to stocks in areas that time and effort would usually make impossible.
  60. Hedging Your Bets

    April 15, 2010
    It's easy to forget about portfolio insurance as the market continues to head higher. ETFs can help add that coverage back.
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