This is a positive for funds like XIV and SVXY, and this type of price action has been a big contributor to the strong performance of both funds in 2017. However, there is another side to this story, which occurs when the stock market …
I think it will be quite difficult to get much improvement on these metrics for vol …
In 2017, U.S. stock market volatility fell to a five-decade low and yield ... The rush of money into XIV and SVXY changed that. "There was a misunderstanding in the market that trading in XIV and SVXY was because people wanted to be …
Both of those things tend to happen simultaneously in a bearish stock market. From the inception of $VIX futures ... Another popular way of being short volatility is via SVXY, which is an ETF, not an ETN. Is a long bear market the only …
Volatility ETFs like VIXY are best used as downside protection when stock prices are falling or expected to fall ... For example, the one-month return ending on Aug. 12 for SVXY was 18.4%, whereas VIX had near-opposite results with a …
In 2017, U.S. stock market volatility fell to a five-decade low and yield ... the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN XIV.O and the ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (SVXY.P), grew to a record $3.5 billion in January, …
Keith Fitz-Gerald: Many investors are convinced the market is stacked against them. It is…. but not for the reasons you …