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This product is the inverse component to its cousin VIX ETN. The product seeks to generate returns by taking short positions on the CBOE Volatility Index. XIV works as a great tool in bull markets, as it typically moves along with general equities. This begs the question; why not just invest in a blue chip ETF? XIV offers more complexities than a simple blue-chip fund, in that its behavior can be very different. This product can really shine during horizontal markets, where volatility is flat, as are equities. While major indexes will remain at constant levels, this product can benefit from low volatility in overall markets, and create a nice return for its investors. Similar to its cousin fund, VXX, this product is not meant for the average investor, and should be handled with great care when being added to a portfolio.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for XIV 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 Inverse 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 4 other ETFs in the Inverse 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.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of XIV relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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