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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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The Top 10 Cheapest And Most Expensive ETFs

by on December 20, 2011 | Updated November 2, 2012

One of the founding principles of the ETF industry was cost competitiveness; after being charged upwards of 150 basis points for their favorite mutual funds, investors had grown tired of surrendering a substantial portion of their gains to the managers of big name funds. Now, there are ETFs that charge as low as 5 basis points; on a $1 million dollar investment, that means just $500 annually. Investors can now build an effective portfolio while minimizing their expenses using some of these ultra-efficient funds. But for all of the cheap options that the ETF industry offers, it certainly has a fair amount of products on the other side of the equation. Below, we outline the top ten cheapest and most expensive funds for investors looking to better manage their costs [for more, see our ETFdb Cheapskate Portfolio]. [click to continue…]

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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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Monday marks the first day of trading for the iPath Long Enhanced S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (VZZB), a new exchange-traded note that will offer leveraged exposure to an index comprised of mid-term VIX futures. The underlying volatility benchmark consists of four-, five-, six- and seven-month futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index (better […]

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For the second time this year, an exchange-traded note will be redeemed by the issuing institution after the intraday indicative value declined to less than $10. According to a press release from Barclays, VZZ’s IIV dipped below the $10 level shortly before noon ET on Friday; the actual redemption date will occur on the fifth […]

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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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Innovation not only in the ETF space but throughout the financial industry has opened up new opportunities in recent years, allowing investors to access asset classes and strategies that had previously been out of reach. One example of such a phenomenon is the volatility space, which has been transformed from a hypothetical but widely-followed measure […]

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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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