Volatility Category Report

Published on by on September 10, 2009 | Updated March 29, 2012

Last modified: March 29, 2012

The Volatility ETFdb Category contains 30 ETFs with a total market capitalization of approximately $3.86 billion (as of March 29, 2012)

The following are the largest ETFs in this ETFdb Category by market capitalization (as of March 29, 2012):

Ticker ETF Market Cap
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $1.95 billion
XIV VelocityShares Inverse VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $437.62 million
VXZ iPath CBOE S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN $321.94 million

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ETFs in this ETFdb Category are designed to provide investors with exposure to equity market volatility, primarily to the volatility of the S&P 500 as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index (the “VIX Index”). Investments offering volatility exposure can have multiple uses in a portfolio, including hedging, directional, and arbitrage strategies. Holdings in volatility instruments tend to be short-term or intermediate-term in nature.

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