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  • Will VIX Expiration Bring Any Surprises?
    Mon, May. 19 VXX 9 Comments

    Summary

    • VIX Can Demonstrate Short-Term Spikes Around Expiration.
    • Volatility Traders Are Aggressively Selling S&P 500 Puts on Any Volatility.
    • Five Week Options Expiration Cycles Show Particular Anomalies.
  • The VIX Is Not Broken, Contrary To Popular Belief
    Fri, May. 16 VXX, SPY 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Volatility is low across the term structure and may be significantly underpriced.
    • Opportunities exist to own volatility without VIX and VXX positions.
    • Well timed index trades can see enormous profits in short time frames.
  • VIX Short-Term Futures ETNs Present Rare Opportunities
    Mon, May. 5 VXX 31 Comments

    Summary

    • With the VIX near the low of the year, this could be an excellent time to get long volatility in creative and risk-asymmetric ways.
    • The VIX has not reflected the risk apparent in small caps and tech stocks.
    • The VIX's current pattern almost replicates multiple past timeframes.
  • VIX Falls As Bernanke Trumps Cyprus
    Mar. 21, 2013 VXX, SPY 7 Comments
  • VIX Near-Term Futures In Lockstep With The VIX: Comparing Volatility Hedges
    Nov. 29, 2012 VXX 14 Comments
  • VXX Negative Roll Yield Is About Steepen
    Nov. 20, 2012 VXX Comment!
  • VIX And VXX Fall As The Markets Fall: Confused?
    Nov. 8, 2012 VXX 32 Comments
  • The Presidential Election And VIX Behavior
    Nov. 6, 2012 SPY, DIA, QQQ 4 Comments
  • VIX And The VXX May Present A Short-Term Opportunity For A 200-300% Return
    Nov. 5, 2012 VXX 26 Comments
  • How To Take Full Advantage Of Apple's Correction Using Option Leverage
    Nov. 1, 2012 AAPL 29 Comments
  • Apple Is Misunderstood By Both Analysts And The Media
    Oct. 29, 2012 AAPL 108 Comments
  • Now That Fear Has Subsided, How To Play Volatility Using VIX Options And ETPs
    Sep. 20, 2012 VXX 9 Comments
  • Fall Volatility Ahead? The Futures, Options, And ETPs Are Already Expensive
    Editors' Pick • Aug. 24, 2012 VXX 48 Comments
  • James River Is Navigating The Coal Slump Masterfully
    Jun. 28, 2012 JRCCQ 39 Comments
  • Patriot Coal Is Not Going To Bankruptcy Court Anytime Soon
    May. 23, 2012 PCXCQ 45 Comments
  • The Monthly Volatility Wave Can Help You Trade VXX And UVXY Options
    May. 17, 2012 VXX, UVXY, TVIX 11 Comments
  • The VIX And The VXX ETF Have Probably Hit Their Short-Term Peaks
    May. 10, 2012 VXX 28 Comments
  • Ford Looks Like A Buffett Special
    May. 10, 2012 F 19 Comments