|Bid||112.53 x 800|
|Ask||112.99 x 100|
|Day's Range||111.95 - 113.03|
|52 Week Range||32.69 - 113.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.00%|
After the recent spike in volatility, traders have increased short bets on CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, with bearish-related exchange traded fund options, anticipating the markets will mellow out. The ...
Selling volatility, primarily through VIX ETFs and ETNs has become so mainstream that the NY Times is reporting it. That level of media attention on a strategy has often been the kiss of death.
Since VIX spiked, long VIX products have seen very large outflows while short VIX products have had very large inflows. A contrarian's dream and exposing the market to more downside risk.
Between a U.S. president who has a reputation for unpredictability, geopolitical uncertainty in North Korea , Russia and elsewhere and a stock market that is within a stone’s throw of all-time highs, it’s ...
JC Parets, the author of AllStarCharts , stopped by PreMarket Prep Thursday to discuss, among other things, S&P futures and crude oil futures. Here are the highlights. S&P Futures "We broke out of ...
It's been a risk-off day as markets react to President Donald J. Trump's threat of "fire and fury" for North Korea Monday that, The New York Times is reporting, was "entirely improvised." North Korea already reacted by threatening Guam. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets exchange-traded fund (EEM) is down 1% today, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is flat. The ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY) was up 0.7% in recent trading while the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX ST exchange-traded note (XIV) was off by 0.9%. How do you handicap the volatility and risk of a military or nuclear missile escalation in Asia?
Given how low volatility has been lately, the notion of the CBOE Volatility Index or the VIX spiking seems improbable. ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures (VIXY) gained 0.87% on Tuesday, while the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX ST ETN (XIV) declined by that much. Some say that a significant move in the VIX could be worsened by VIX products positioning, but Barclays' analyst Maneesh Deshpande says that some of those concerns are "misplaced." He also detailed what might happen if the VIX makes a big move.
Volatility is picking up across the stock market, though not in ways registered by the closely followed CBOE Volatility Index.
Historic low market volatility is spurring investors to find returns in new places, with some rushing their money into risky trades.
Russell Rhoads, CFA, is director of education for the CBOE Options Institute, which is part of CBOE Holdings, the parent company of ETF.com. He is the author of six market-related books and an adjunct instructor at Loyola University and the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Minimal anxiety is evident in options used to hedge S&P 500 declines in October, when extraordinary steps taken to pay the U.S. government's bills are expected to run out.
Any conversation about VIX fund flows is NOT complete without analyzing the short interest - which is unique compared to any other sector or asset class i follow.
What's been unusual about this year's market ascent is not how much stocks have risen. A gain of 12% for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) through seven months of the year, while impressive, is well within historical norms. Rather, it's been the consistency and uniformity of the rally that has caught everyone off guard. In the ETF world, an investor could almost throw a dart and come up with gains. Everything from mega-caps to large-caps to midcaps to small-caps is up.
Volatility trading is a difficult concept. This podcast walks investors through the key processes involved in trading volatility, and important factors to note before entering the market.
Stocks have been so subdued in 2017 that the VIX ended Monday under 10 for a record eighth straight session. Historically staid markets have turned ETFs designed to rise in price when volatility is low ...
Alan Valdes, Director of Floor Operations at Silverbear Capital, joins Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the rally after President Trump released details of his tax plan, and how far the 'Trump trade' can carry equities.