VXX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How Will Trump Shape America’s Economy? (SPY, VTI)

    November 14, 2016
    Economists see long-term risks in Trump’s economic plans, but short-term boosts are helping stocks rally.
  2. Yellen’s Future with the Fed after Trump Win (VXX, TVIX)

    November 9, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump has publicly criticized Janet Yellen’s monetary policy. Will she remain head of the Fed after ...
  3. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs (VXX, VIX)

    November 9, 2016
    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  4. FBI Clears Clinton; Markets Strengthen (SPY, VTI)

    November 7, 2016
    A sudden FBI investigation appears to be over, and the markets are rejoicing.
  5. If Trump Wins, How Will Stocks React? (SPY, VTI)

    November 4, 2016
    A Trump victory could cause a major stock market decline, but it would also help the U.S. dollar.
  6. Stocks Look to Reverse Rout (SPY, VTI)

    October 31, 2016
    Stock futures point to a strong open as investors look to reverse recent bearishness.
  7. Markets Await Federal Reserve (SPY, VTI)

    October 12, 2016
    Stocks opened flat on Wednesday before the Federal Reserve’s release of the minutes from its September meeting.
  8. Will the Fed Raise Rates in 2016? (SPY, VTI)

    October 10, 2016
    The market is expecting an interest rate hike in December, and the probability of a Fed move is rising.
  9. Markets Slump Despite GDP Upgrade (SPY, VTI)

    September 29, 2016
    America’s economy grew more than expected, but investors aren’t rejoicing.
  10. Moody's: America's Credit Still Good (SPY, VXX)

    September 23, 2016
    America still has the agency's highest rating thanks to a strong economy, but entitlements remain a threat.
  11. Inflation Surges, Stocks Slump (SPY, VTI)

    September 19, 2016
    Inflation is going up a lot faster than analysts expected.
  12. US Listed Options Get Surprise Post-Brexit Boost

    August 3, 2016
    The volumes of the listed options in the US increased to its highest level in 10 months, on the heels of Brexit.
  13. (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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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?
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    May 15, 2015
    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Examples Of Exchange-Traded Derivatives

    March 25, 2015
    We look at some of the most common exchange-traded derivatives.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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, ...
  33. Investment Strategies For Volatile Markets

    October 29, 2013
    Read on to learn some investment strategies when the volatility is high.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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®. ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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, ...
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