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Fear Vs. FANGs
Article By: The Frugal Prof
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:48 AM EDT
So much has changed over the past 2 days. Changing market psychology. GS: Goldilocks is over Anger at downgrades.
Short-Term VIX Crashes From 6-Month High To Record Low In 1 Week
Article By: Tyler Durden
Friday, May 26, 2017 12:05 PM EDT
While The Democrats, NYT, CNN, WaPo, and MSNBC would dearly love last week's Trump turmoil to be a 'thing' and impeachment to be imminent, it appears the market has settled on the fact that it's over.
In this article: VIX, VXX
Volatility Has Collapsed Across Assets. One Bank Asks “Now What”?
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:10 PM EDT
A number of factors have driven the big drop in realized and implied equity volatility (“vol”) but the vol reset has been broad based across assets with 6m volatilities now 70-80% of 5-year average levels.
In this article: XIV, VXX, VIX
If The Year Ended Today…
Article By: Charlie Bilello
Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:36 PM EDT
Yes indeed – if the year ended today it would be a pretty good one for global equity investors. Will it look better or worse on December 31st? I have no idea. But it will look different.
In this article: ERUS, ACWX, QQQ, DIA, EWW, SPY, VXX, XLK, VIX
Volatility Spiked. Now What?
Article By: Charlie Bilello
Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:59 AM EDT
Shorting volatility is still not a free lunch and stocks still tend to go down in the short-term when volatility rises. The extreme low volatility regime that we have been operating in for much of this year is likely coming to an end.
In this article: XIV, VXX, SPX, VIX


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VIX-Leveraged ETPs And The 5% Contango Rule
Bill Bishop 5/1/2017 5:58:27 PM

Okay but the phrase "like instruments" may be confusing to some. I wanted to be clear that even instruments appearing to be opposites, or at least on opposite sides such as $VXX and $XIV, $UVXY and $SVXY, $ZIV and $VXZ etc. all declined in 2015.

VIX-Leveraged ETPs And The 5% Contango Rule
Seth Golden 5/1/2017 9:46:45 AM

Thank you! This article www.talkmarkets.com/.../uvxy-reverse-split-ahead-how-to-position-when-volatility-spikes offers my positioning when $UVXY or $VXX spike, usually during negative contango.

SPX and VIX Trade In Alignment
Louis Jackson 12/10/2016 10:01:06 PM

It seems like an opportune time to put on portfolio protection with the $VIX so close to all time lows and the market at all time highs. I bought a few $VXX call spreads for next week just because the risk to reward seemed pretty good for a quick trade.

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