Some people just enjoy pain. More than $520M has poured into leveraged-volatility ETPs (UVXY,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Some people just enjoy pain. More than $520M has poured into leveraged-volatility ETPs (UVXY, TVIX) in Q1 even as their value continues to decline. The un-levered tracker of the VIX (VXX) has drawn in $620M. Bets on the leveraged products are bets on a crisis emerging ... quickly. "When bad things don't happen and you lose your premium," says a market maker, "most people don't complain."