VXX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Volatility ETFs in Focus on Oil Upheaval - ETF News And Commentary

    December 16, 2014
    With oil prices crashing to multi year lows, these volatility ETFs have been interesting investments.
  2. After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events have taken much of the bull’s energy away. That means it’s time for investors to consider adding a hedge and get defensive.

    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 ...
  3. 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, ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Volatility in the markets has spiked over the past few weeks. Here are a few options that might help settle your portfolio's volatility.

    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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. ETFs and ETNs: What Investors Need to Know - ETF Education

    June 13, 2013
    The key facts you need to know about an ETN investment.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Volatility ETFs: Three Factors Investors Must Know - ETF News ...

    November 19, 2012
    Tagged as the 'Investor Fear Gauge', the CBOE Volatility index or 'VIX' has become one of the most popular market barometers ...
  14. Volatility ETFs Winning on Fiscal Cliff Turmoil - ETF News And ...

    November 9, 2012
    With Barack Obama's second term secured, investors are now zeroing in on the fiscal cliff and it appears as though they don't ...
  15. Inside The Two ETFs Up More Than 140% YTD - ETF News And Commentary

    November 5, 2012
    Although stocks have been weak as of late, broad market investing has still been quite profitable from a year-to-date look. ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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) ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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, ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. The 6 Worst-Performing ETFs

    October 20, 2010
    These ETFs had losing portfolios, but leverage caused them to sink even lower.
  35. 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.
  36. 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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