Stock market turmoil is not as extreme as you might think ... The iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (VXX), the most popular VIX ETF in terms of market capitalization and average volume of shares traded daily, is down just 38 percent …
Let's go over why. The basics Before going any further, note that the VXX is not an exchange-traded fund -- a stock-like fund that often tracks a stock index. Rather, it's an exchange-traded note-- a debt instrument. It's only as safe as its …
The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSE: VXX) hit the market in 2009 with a simple and convincing pitch: buy it to “hedge” the risk in your stock portfolio. Simply put: VXX is designed, in general, to go higher when volatility goes higher.
So just how bearish are investors on VXX? Short interest sits near a record high, suggesting that the popular trade is getting overheated. That would imply that investors would be ill-equipped in the event of a stock market shock — …
The volatility ETF $VXX is a risky investment during most market periods. However, during this particular time it may be a great risk versus reward play. Why? 1. Volatility is near all time lows. Historically, the VIX (Volatility Index) below 12 …
That is an occurrence so rare that if the stock market had been open every single …
Just in case you missed it, Barclays announced on Tuesday that it would indeed be conducting a reverse stock split — also known as a stock consolidation in the UK — in the shares of its VXX volatility exchange traded note (ETN). We …
This stock seems pretty popular but I have no idea what it is or represents, and what kind of activities influence it… The VXX as an exchange traded note (ETN) that automatically does a bunch of continuous trades around the front and …
Stock markets got off to a bullish start as euphoria from last ... The Barclays iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) was one of the worst performers, shedding 6.08% on the day. Uncertainty seemingly evaporated from the …
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