Volatility ETF List

Volatility ETF ListWe’ve seen head-spinning, volatile stock market moves over the last decade. ‘Volatility’ describes how much the prices of stocks fluctuate. One way to quantify volatility is the CBOE’s Volatility Index, VIX. Many investors use volatility ETFs to hedge their investment portfolios. When investors become fearful, the VIX rises and vice versa. An investment in a security that tracks the VIX can increase in value when stock markets sell-off severely. In 2015, the VIX averaged 16.87 which is an 18% year over year increase. With a plethora of risks in the global financial system, it pays to keep an eye on volatility. Please review our volatility ETF list.

Short-Term Volatility ETF List

Name: iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN

Issuer: Barclay’s iPath

Benchmark: S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index Total Return

Expense Ratio: 0.89%

Info: VXX is an exchange traded note and is riskier than ordinary unsecured debt securities and are subject to the credit risk of the issuer.

Name: VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

Issuer: ProShares

Benchmark:S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index

Info: Issues a K-1

Name: VIX Short-Term ETN

Issuer: VelocityShares

Benchmark: S&P 500  VIX Short-Term Futures Index Excess Return

Symbol: VIIX

Expense Ratio: 0.89%

Info: VIIX is an exchange traded note and is subject to the credit risk of the issuer.

Name: REX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF

Issuer: REX Shares

Info: Tracks the new weekly VIX futures that began trading in 2015. Should compete with VXX.

Name: Spot CBOE VIX Up Class Shares

Issuer: Accushares

Benchmark: CBOE Volatility Index

Expense Ratio: 0.95%

Info: Attempts to capture the up move in the spot VIX.

Name: Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

Leverage: 2x

Issuer: ProShares

Benchmark: S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index

Info: Seeks to return two times the daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index. Uses a rolling long position in the first and second months of the VIX futures curve.

Medium-Term Volatility ETF List

Name: VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF

Issuer: ProShares

Benchmark: S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index

Expense Ratio: 0.85%

Info: Issues a K-1

Name: S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN

Issuer: Barclay’s iPath

Benchmark: S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index

Expense Ratio: 0.89%

Info: VXZ is an ETN and is subject to the credit risk of the issuer.

 

Inverse Volatility ETF List

Name: Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN

Leverage: -1x

Issuer: VelocityShares

Benchmark: S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Index Excess Return

Expense Ratio: 1.35%

Info: Designed to move opposite of the VIX on a daily basis. In other words, if you believe volatility will decrease, you would purchase an inverse volatility ETN.

Name: REX VolMAXX Inverse VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF

Issuer: REX Shares

Info: This product is designed to go short volatility, similar to XIV.

Name: Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN

Issuer: VelocityShares

Benchmark: S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index Excess Return

Info: Attempts to go short the VIX, medium-term. This is an exchange traded note and is subject to the credit of the issuer.

Name: Spot CBOE VIX Down Class Shares

Issuer: AccuShares

Benchmark: CBOE Volatility Index

Expense Ratio: 0.95%

Info: Attempts to go short the spot VIX.

Long/Short Volatility ETF List

Name: ETRACS Daily Long-Short VIX ETN

Issuer: UBS

Benchmark: S&P 500 VIX Futures Term-Structure ER Index

Info: This is an alpha strategy that takes a 100% long position in the S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index Excess Return 500 plus a short or inverse position in the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index Excess Return with daily rebalancing. It actively manages the VIX term structure for returns. It is an ETN so is subject to credit rating of the issuer.

Benchmark: S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index

Expense Ratio: 0.85%

Name: C-TRACS ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return

Issuer: Citigroup

Benchmark: Citi Volatility Index Total Return

Expense Ratio: 0.89%

Info: CVOL has exposure to the 3rd and 4th months out on the VIX futures curve to possibly reduce the negative affects of contango.

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Volatility ETF List
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Here is a volatility ETF list to hedge against a bear market or sudden spikes in volatility which can wreak havoc on an investor's psyche.
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