Tag: iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN

A Quick Way To Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

| November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Quick Way To Hedge Your Portfolio Into The New Year

Despite the volatility and heavy stock selling in October, many analysts are expecting the remainder of 2018 to be bullish. The S&P 500 was only up 3% year-to-date after the October bloodbath (prior to mid-term elections), so it stands to reason that stocks are more likely to go up in the final two months of […]

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What’s This VXX Trade Telling Us?

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
What’s This VXX Trade Telling Us?

What’s This VXX Trade Telling Us? There are good reasons why trading iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $VXX is extremely popular.  With an average volume of nearly 50 million shares a day, both retail and institutional traders must be active in this ETN. As a quick refresher, VXX is a way to get […]

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Trading VXX Can Be Very Profitable

| March 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
Trading VXX Can Be Very Profitable

Trading VXX Can Be Very Profitable There are good reasons why trading iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) is extremely popular.  With an average volume of nearly 50 million shares a day, both retail and institutional traders must be active in this ETN. As a quick refresher, VXX is a way to get […]

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Should You Be Trading VXX?

| January 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Should You Be Trading VXX?

One of the primary themes I like to discuss on this site is volatility. After all, you shouldn’t be trading options if you don’t at least have a basic understanding of why volatility is important to the financial markets.

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What’s This Big VXX Trade Telling Us?

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
What’s This Big VXX Trade Telling Us?

A large VXX options trade suggests volatility could be capped by the end of next month.

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What’s With The Huge Options Trade In VXX?

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
What’s With The Huge Options Trade In VXX?

A huge VXX options trade suggests volatility could be headed back down by next month.

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VXX Stock – Everything You Need To Know (Part 1)

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
VXX Stock – Everything You Need To Know (Part 1)

With the explosion in popularity of volatility products, both for options traders and investors in general, it’s a good idea to have a solid understanding of what’s out there. As you may realize, the single most important volatility benchmark is the VIX (CBOE’s S&P 500 volatility index). However, the VIX itself isn’t tradable. That’s where […]

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Stay Away From This Volatility Play

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Stay Away From This Volatility Play

With the S&P 500 whipsawing these days, you can’t turn on any TV business program without hearing about volatility.  Anchors are talking about how it’s on the rise and next, how it’s falling. They also relentlessly talk about how being long volatility is the ideal stock portfolio diversification and hedge.  Many investors have been looking […]

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