|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||33.85 - 34.44|
|52 Week Range||33.72 - 127.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.99%|
The Dow gained 0.28% to 22,331.35, while the S&P notched a 0.15% decline to 2503.87. The CBOE Volatility Index, also known as the VIX, didn't do much of anything, and at around 10, remains at historic lows. Short-term VIX futures-tracking exchange-traded products took a beating.
Several brokerage firms classify options on volatility products as equity options taxed as securities. Our CPA firm established a substantial authority position to treat most of these volatility options as non-equity options with lower tax rates using Section 1256.
Precious metals have been buoyed by tension in North Korea. If North Korea does another missile test, it could prompt investors to move to haven assets such as gold, silver, Treasuries, and major currencies....