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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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Though this year was largely marked by an insatiable bull-run, not every ETF was able to prosper. There were a select few segments in the market that struggled to stay afloat, dragging down a number of ETFs in the process. More specifically, precious metals and volatility had a pathetic outing in 2013, as a handful of funds tracking these asset classes were among the worst performing ETFs of the year. The losses in 2013 were especially painful given that the S&P 500 recorded its best annual performance in a decade, jumping 28%+ for the 12 month stretch. [click to continue…]

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The last six months have seen both the highest and lowest points in a variety of markets, and a flurry of economic data and announcements have promised to keep the rest of the year just as interesting. As we approach the halfway point for 2013, investors should take a moment to look back at the best […]

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Volatility ETPs: Where Are The Critics Now?

by on October 3, 2011 | Updated February 28, 2013

This article was written by Paul Weisbruch, the VP of ETF/Options Sales and Trading at Street One Financial. An interesting dynamic shift has occurred in the VIX (CBOE Volatility Index) since the early August equity market meltdown, where the VIX futures curve itself moved from a prolonged period of contango to backwardation. For years, Volatility/VIX […]

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After a week that has seen some of the steepest sell-offs in recent memory, there are plenty of portfolios drenched in red. Before Thursday’s reprieve, a string of negative developments hammered markets around the globe, sending many equities down by double digits in a matter of a few short days. The recent bout of instability […]

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Nick Cherney, CFA is the CIO and co-founder of VelocityShares LLC, the index company behind many of the exchange-traded products that offer exposure to volatility. Nick recently took time out of his schedule to discuss the nuances of futures-based VIX investing and the potential appeal of this asset class:

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Reviewing All The VIX ETF Options

by on December 10, 2010 | Updated October 26, 2012

The impressive ETF boom that has unfolded over the last several years has been the result of a number of attractive features of the exchange-traded structure relative to traditional mutual funds. In addition to considerably lower expenses, intraday liquidity and enticing tax breaks have fueled interest in ETPs, which now number nearly 1,500 in the […]

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VelocityShares, a new firm run by former iPath executives, made its initial foray into the ETP industry on Tuesday by rolling out six notes linked to various VIX-related indexes. The new products include both funds that will go head-to-head with existing iPath ETNs as well as several first-to-market products, including funds offering daily leveraged exposure […]

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