XIV : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Stocks Fall on Labor Market Concerns (SPY, VTI)

    December 5, 2016
    Economic growth is being brought into question as unemployment claims grow, and the Federal Reserve sees modest growth.
  2. 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.
  3. Comparing VIX ETFs/ETNs (XIV, SVXY)

    November 8, 2016
    These two exchange-traded products offer exposure to short-term VIX futures, but have a different degree of credit risk. ...
  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. How to Play a Sideways Market (XIV)

    April 7, 2016
    Dennis Gartman doesn't believe the market will be a raging bull or vicious bear. If he's right, there is a way to play it. ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Top 3 Inverse Volatility ETFs (XIV, SVXY)

    October 15, 2015
    Learn about four inverse volatility ETNs and ETFs, and understand how the CBOE VIX indicator is calculated and used to hedge ...
  15. Top ETF Performers YTD - They'll Surprise You (XIV, XBI)

    August 19, 2015
    The top performing ETFs of 2015 may surprise you. Here they are, and the outlook for them going forward.
  16. 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®. ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
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