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Volatility ETFs

Volatility ETFs offer exposure to volatility in one form or another. Often referred to as “fear” indicators, these funds tend to move in the opposite direction of the broad market. Thus, these funds are used primarily by traders looking to capitalize on sharp market downturns.

Quick Category Facts

As of 02/09/2016

Definitive List Of Volatility ETFs

This is a list of all US-traded ETFs that are currently included in the Volatility ETFdb Category by the ETF Database staff. Each ETF is placed in a single “best fit” ETFdb Category; if you want to browse ETFs with more flexible selection criteria, visit our screener. To see more information of the Volatility ETFs, click on one of the tabs above.

* Assets in thousands of U.S. Dollars. Assets and Average Volume as of 2016-02-09 20:19:03 UTC

Definitive Historical Return Data For Volatility ETFs

The following table displays sortable historical return data for all ETFs currently included in the Volatility ETFdb Category. For information on dividends, expenses, or technical indicators, click on one of the tabs above.

Definitive List Of Cheapest Volatility ETFs

The following table displays sortable expense ratio and commission free trading information for all ETFs currently included in the Volatility ETFdb Category.

Definitive List Of Highest Yielding Volatility ETFs

The following table includes sortable dividend information on all ETFs in the Volatility ETFdb Category, including yield, dividend date, and beta.

Definitive List Of Volatility ETF Holdings

The following table includes basic holdings information for each ETF in the Volatility, including number of holdings and percentage of assets included in the top ten holdings. To see more detailed holdings information for any ETF, click the link in the right column.

Guide To Volatility ETF Tax Rates

The following table displays sortable tax data for all ETFs currently included in the Volatility ETFdb Category. To see information on dividends, expenses, or technicals, click on one of the other tabs above.

Technical Indicators For Every Volatility ETF

The following table contains sortable technical indicators for all ETFs in the Volatility ETFdb Category. For more detailed technical metrics on any of these ETFs, click the “View” link in the right column.

Analyst Reports For Every Volatility ETF

The following table contains links to detailed analysis for each ETF in the Volatility. To see holdings, official fact sheets, or the ETF home page, click on the links below.

Analyst Ratings For Every Volatility ETF

The following table includes ETFdb Ratings for all ETFs in the Volatility. The ETFdb Ratings are transparent, quant-based scores designed to assess the relative merits of potential investments. ETFs are ranked on up to six metrics, as well as an Overall Rating. Certain metrics are available only to ETFdb Pro members; sign up for a free 14-day trial for complete access

Symbol Name Price Change Assets* Avg Vol YTD 1 Week 4 Week 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year ETFdb Category Inception ER Commission Free Annual Dividend Rate Dividend Date Dividend Annual Dividend Yield % P/E Ratio Beta # of Holdings % In Top 10 Complete ST Cap Gain Rate LT Cap Gain Rate Tax Form Lower Bollinger Upper Bollinger Support 1 Resistance 1 RSI Advanced Fact Sheet ETF Holdings Chart ETF Home Page Head-To-Head Liquidity Rating Expenses Rating Returns Rating Volatility Rating Dividend Rating Concentration Rating Overall Rating
VXX S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $27.88 0.94% $717,288 77,143,180 38.7% 9.8% 21.7% -19.1% -69.7% -93.9% Volatility 2009-01-29 0.89% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -3.62 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $23.20 $28.36 $27.17 $28.73 61.11 View View View View View View A+ A-
VIXY VIX Short-Term Futures ETF $18.48 0.87% $94,673 3,500,675 38.6% 9.7% 21.7% -19.4% -70.1% -94.0% Volatility 2011-01-03 0.85% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -3.67 3 100.2% View 23% 23% K-1 $15.40 $18.82 $18.01 $19.03 60.91 View View View View View View A- A
VXZ S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN $13.12 0.61% $55,059 438,119 17.8% 5.4% 10.5% -5.5% -41.8% -75.5% Volatility 2009-01-29 0.89% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -1.92 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $11.87 $13.39 N/A N/A 59.81 View View View View View View B+ B
VIXM VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF $63.84 0.71% $26,027 24,705 18.2% 6.0% 10.6% -5.6% -42.2% -75.7% Volatility 2011-01-03 0.85% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -1.85 5 100.0% View 23% 23% K-1 $57.50 $65.07 N/A N/A 60.25 View View View View View View B+ A
VIIX VelocityShares Short-Term VIX Futures ETN $37.69 0.91% $12,788 377,789 38.9% 9.8% 21.8% -19.2% -69.7% -94.1% Volatility 2010-11-29 0.89% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -3.62 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $31.35 $38.33 $36.75 $38.82 61.13 View View View View View View A- B+
XVIX E-TRACS Daily Long-Short VIX ETN $15.60 1.30% $11,700 556 -2.2% -1.2% 0.8% -2.9% -14.2% -34.0% Volatility 2010-12-01 0.85% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.80 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $15.30 $16.17 $15.59 $15.60 42.17 View View View View View View C+ A+
CVOL C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return $0.69 -1.43% $4,830 159,438 60.5% 17.0% 32.7% -41.0% -96.1% -99.8% Volatility 2010-11-12 1.15% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -5.80 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $0.50 $0.75 $0.64 $0.76 59.05 View View View View View View C+ C
VIIZ VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Medium-Term ETN $17.81 3.49% $720 1,045 15.4% 5.4% 8.5% -4.7% -42.9% -77.2% Volatility 2010-11-29 0.89% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -2.14 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $15.77 $18.65 $17.49 $17.97 56.34 View View View View View View B- A-
VXUP Spot CBOE VIX Up Class Shares N/A 0.00% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Volatility 2015-05-19 0.95% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 N/A N/A N/A N/A View View View View View View N/A C+
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