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This ETF offers investors a way to access equity market volatility, an asset class that may have appeal thanks primarily to its negative correlation to U.S. and international stocks. The VIX index tends to spike when anxiety increases, and as such often moves in the opposite direction of stocks. However, it's important to note that TVIZ does not represent a spot investment in the VIX, but rather is linked to a leveraged index comprised of VIX futures. As such, the performance of this product will often vary significantly from a hypothetical investment in the VIX (which isn't possible to establish). The focus on medium-dated futures decreases the correlation to the spot VIX but also decreases the potentially damaging effects of contango. As a result this fund may be more appropriate than TVIX for those seeking to hold onto volatility for longer time periods. With that being said, this ETN should never be held over the long term in a buy-and-hold portfolio; it is designed as a trading instrument that appeals to those looking to place a leveraged short term bet against the market or use as a hedging tool.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for TVIZ on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Leveraged Volatility with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 0 other ETFs in the Leveraged Volatility ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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