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Last Week in VIX Options and ETNs – September 13, 2013

In the face of the Fed tapering bond buying activities, a global political crisis, and the time of the year (between Labor Day and Halloween) that is always scary for the stock market the S&P 500 continues to be resilient.  Due to this ability to keep bouncing back I believe the 2013 stock market deserves […]

Last Week in VIX Options and ETPs – September 6

September means lots of fun things.  The weather changes (abruptly in places like Chicago), football comes back around, and financial market participants get nervous.  These nerves are not about preparing for winter or fantasy football teams, but about the markets.  Everyone knows the big drops in the equity market have occurred in the latter months […]

Last Week in VIX Options and ETNs – August 30

For all the criticism that gets thrown at the iShares S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX – 17.04) it does do what it is supposed to do when it is supposed to do it.  That means when the S&P 500 sells off in a manner than results in a spike in VIX and […]

Last Week in VIX Options and ETNs – August 25

Friday morning the S&P 500 appeared destined toward finishing the week basically unchanged and VIX also was just pennies away from last Friday’s close.  The persistent grind higher on Friday helped the S&P 500 avoid developing a weekly losing streak.  The higher close on Friday also managed to push the VIX a tad below 14.00 […]

Last Week in VIX Options and ETPs – August 18, 2013

The S&P 500 lost just over 2% on the week and the result was a higher VIX.  The first interesting tidbit about VIX was on Friday it was lower despite a lower S&P 500.  The Friday effect, along with lack of follow through from Thursday’s big selloff attributed to VIX and the S&P 500 being […]

Last Week in VIX Options and Exchange Traded Products – 8/11/2013

After spending a couple of days closing with an 11 handle VIX did what it normally does and it bounced.  Weakness in the equity market toward the end of the week aided in the bounce, but when VIX gets into the tweens (defined by Wikipedia as a person between the age 10 and 12) it […]

Last Week in VIX Options and Exchange Traded Products – August 2, 2013

VIX closed below 12.00 for the first time in a while and this took the front month futures and the long VIX related exchange traded notes to new lows as well.  VXX, VXZ, VIXY, and VIIX all lost between 7% and 9% on the week.  The leveraged long VIX ETNs took it on the chin […]

The Week in VIX Options and Exchange Traded Products – July 26

The S&P 500 gave all it had to finish in the green for the week but time ran out Friday afternoon and the SPX ended the week down 0.03%.  I can just hear Mortimer Duke screaming, “Turn those machines back on” for five more minutes to give the S&P 500 another notch in the weekly […]

The Week in VIX Options and Exchange Traded Notes – July 19, 2013

In VIX options August became the front month with July VIX contracts settling on Friday.  As VIX continues to drift lower closing under 13 for the first time since mid-May VVIX also was at relatively low levels finishing Friday at 73.64.  The lowest levels for each in 2013 are 11.30 for VIX and 70.45 for […]

The Week in VIX Options and Exchange Traded Notes – July 12, 2013

Second quarter earnings season started this past week with the bulk of reports coming next week.  So far the S&P 500 seems to be positive on earnings season (or something else) as the index rose almost 3% for the week ending July 12th.  This was actually the best week for the S&P 500 since rebounding […]


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