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  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    Or just buy KXI or XLP.
    May 24, 2015. 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Cash Is King [View article]
    Late = wrong
    Early = wrong
    May 23, 2015. 09:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tactical Asset Allocation: Beware Of Geeks Bearing Formulas [View article]
    And then there is also momentum with trend following. aka Absolute momentum, etc.
    May 21, 2015. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AccuShares Launching New VIX ETFs: How VXUP And VXDN Work [View article]
    So during a VIX spike that lasts say a week. For VXDN - if bought near the market angst, (with the ensuing VIX that drops back down) you could get the gains from a diminishing discount to NAV AND the NAV rise. ??? If so, this could be sweet.
    May 20, 2015. 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AccuShares Launching New VIX ETFs: How VXUP And VXDN Work [View article]
    It's early on but they almost seem like a pair of opposite closed end funds with a monthly distribution at the expense of each other.
    May 20, 2015. 08:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Things You Should Know About AccuShares' New VIX Up And VIX Down [View article]
    Might be a fun learning exercise just to buy 1 share of each just to learn the machinations of these funds after several months. ;-)
    Lots of moving parts.
    May 18, 2015. 06:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman: Any returns over next year coming from dividends [View news story]
    They are lying. In a rising rate enviornment dividend payers will have more competition.
    May 18, 2015. 03:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ready To Break Into The Market? Get Immediate Exposure With These Closed-Ended Funds [View article]
    One of the last places I would recommend to a new young investor is the closed end fund route. These really are for experienced investors only - IMO. Too many nuances and pitfalls to mention. Young novice investors should stick with cheap index funds when starting out.
    May 18, 2015. 07:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A New Spot VIX ETF Compared To Tried And Tested VIX Futures Fund [View article]
    I too was also wondering if ctomso was adding that daily 0.15% to VXDN from the holders of VXUP to his number crunching analysis.
    May 17, 2015. 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 'Smart' Index Fund With Sophisticated Dynamic Hedging [View article]
    Augustus, thanks for writing:
    Here's a link to its index, with a history going back to 2006. If you Click "interactive chart" ....

    http://on.ft.com/1x7zpxI

    The nice thing about VQTS is the extra gain potential from the short allocation to vix futures position in times of steep contango (concave). This is what really drags down performance for the PHDG and VQT. product.
    P.S.
    I didn't see any "go to cash" feature in this product.
    May 17, 2015. 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A New Spot VIX ETF Compared To Tried And Tested VIX Futures Fund [View article]
    During periods of declining volatility after a volatility bounce - I wonder if the VXDN gets not only the price increase but the daily 0.15% from the holders of the VXUP ??
    May 16, 2015. 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell In May And Go Away With Volatility [View article]
    CNBC also had a write up on these.....they are strange products indeed. Not for buy and hold.

    http://cnb.cx/1FdkWb2
    May 15, 2015. 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fundamental Alpha: One ETF For Both Small-Caps And Mid-Caps? [View article]
    Not sure. I doubt it, its not like this ETF holds microcaps. Ask the folks at PowerShares. The bid/ask spread however is affected by the liquidity of the underlying holdings.
    May 15, 2015. 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell In May And Go Away With Volatility [View article]
    FINALLY, VIX products that will supposedly track the spot without the futures contango losses will begin trading next week. Should be interesting.

    http://on.barrons.com/...
    May 15, 2015. 10:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell In May And Go Away With Volatility [View article]
    FINALLY...Other VIX products that may actually track the VIX without all the futures decay (what we have now) will begin trading next week:


    http://on.barrons.com/...
    May 15, 2015. 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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