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Is It Time To Sell Volatility Again?
Article By: Gavin McMaster
Friday, November 9, 2018 4:47 AM EST
The short volatility trade was the trade of 2017, but it blew up spectacularly in February 2018. At the time, we saw the biggest ever one day spike in VIX, with the index shooting up over 100%.
In this article: SVXY Also: XIV, VIX
E 2018 Market Volatility And Volatility Trading Update
Article By: Seth Golden
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:03 PM EST
We foresee future bouts of volatility in the coming months that will plunge the VIX below 11% and take it above 22%, even if ever so briefly.
Investing In Volatility - The New Volatility Landscape
Article By: Dr. Stuart Barton
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 PM EST
Following the events of Feb. 5th, several volatility linked products have been delisted or deleveraged. We thought now was a good time to take a step back and survey the volatility landscape as it exists today.
In this article: SVXY, TVIX, UVXY, VIIX, ZIV, VXX, VIX
XIV & SVXY - What Really Happened?
Article By: Dr. Stuart Barton
Friday, March 16, 2018 10:13 AM EST
February 5, 2018 saw the substantial devaluation of inverse volatility ETPs. The AUM of these products may have outgrown the underlying short-dated SPX volatility market. Could the resulting collapse have been predicted? This article explains.
In this article: SVXY, XIV, VIX Also: TVIX, UVXY, VXX, SPY
How Shorting The VIX Blew Up The Market, And Why It Could Again
Article By: Shah Gilani
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:36 PM EST
With equity markets rising steadily for years, the VIX has been remarkably subdued. It spiked a few times over the past five years on negative news, but always managed to calm down quickly.
In this article: SVXY, XIV, VIX


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Just In The Nick Of Time: Fidelity Bans Short Volatility Funds
Joe Black 2/16/2018 12:28:46 PM

They want to kill $XIV and $SVXY due to the higher returns paid since they started vs the crumbs you get using other products.

New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
Patrick Schlimme 9/5/2017 2:53:31 PM

Hi Seth, I am glad I found your valuable insights (after reading the NYT article) on trading short vol. I have a very similar approach (taking advantage of spikes in the VIX) and found your strategy underpinning mine. Shorting the $UVXY has made me quite some money (in fact it was the biggest money maker in my portfolio). However, I have switched to the $SVXY because it lets me sleep better: being long I cannot lose more than I invested and I don't have the problem that my broker wants the borrowed shares back (this has happened to me twice). Thanks! Will follow you here and on Twitter.

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.

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