VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Medium-Term ETN(TVIZ)- NASDAQ
  • May 21, 2014, 10:32 AM
    • Bets on a decline in the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX -1%) have fallen to 25% of shares outstanding from a record 126% in February, according to Bloomberg. Shorting the VXX is a play on continued calm in the markets, and a bet (along with other short volatility moves) that earned plenty of coin in 2013.
    • The VIX jumped 4.4% yesterday as stocks struggled, but has closed below 15 for 24 consecutive sessions, the longest streak since about the time surrounding the start of 2014. It hasn't climbed above 18 since February even amid Russian tension and sizable selloffs in small caps and tech momentum names.
    • “The longer you go without a hurricane, the more likely it becomes for the next period,” says Mark Yusko, CIO at Morgan Creek Capital. “It’s usually around those times, when everybody is convinced nothing can happen, that something happens. Markets tend to move to extremes. Those alligator jaws don’t stay open forever. They eventually snap shut.”
    | May 21, 2014, 10:32 AM | 9 Comments
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  • Dec. 31, 2012, 3:41 PM
    The apparent movement towards a deal has the VIX plunging 19%, one of its biggest single-day implosions in years (and that's saying something). The "fear gauge" had made a big move higher since mid-December as traders bet on a D.C. agreement not being reached. Other big moves: August 2011, -27%, May 2010 -30%. VXX -10.1%.
    | Dec. 31, 2012, 3:41 PM | 10 Comments
  • Mar. 26, 2012, 9:33 AM

    "TVIX only $6.50 above fair value," tweets a wise guy as shares in the leveraged ETN are hammered again this morning, -8.4% to $6.56, bringing the decline to 55% in less than 3 days. ETN prices can vary widely from NAV, leading to excessively high premiums when shares become dear, and then the correction when the issuer prints up more.

    | Mar. 26, 2012, 9:33 AM | 6 Comments
  • Mar. 23, 2012, 7:16 AM

    Credit Suisse will restart issuance of TVIX ETN units today. It was the suspension of such last month that led to the units massive premium to NAV, much, but not all of which melted away yesterday - no doubt because the market expected today's announcement. TVIX -16% premarket.

    | Mar. 23, 2012, 7:16 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 12, 2012, 10:34 AM
    After a quick move higher on Tuesday's sell off, the VIX (VXX -2.6%) dives to its lowest level in a year, as calm (complacency?) reigns. John Spence notes investors cancelling insurance policies for market pullbacks by pulling cash from volatility-linked ETFs
    | Mar. 12, 2012, 10:34 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 18, 2011, 2:37 PM

    Does the VIX still measure market fear accurately? That's the question some analysts are pondering after seeing a large growth in VIX-related products for investors eager to hedge risk. The VIX is +10% today on obvious market fears, but derivative traders say the VIX hardly flinches unless major market news hits.

    | Jul. 18, 2011, 2:37 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 11, 2011, 1:31 PM
    The VIX stays calm, even with dramatic headlines coming in by the hour from Europe. The market's volatility index, +7% for the day, still stands at a mild-reading sub-20 level, well-off the higher spikes in fear recorded in March and June.
    | Jul. 11, 2011, 1:31 PM | 2 Comments
TVIZ Description
The VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Medium-Term ETNs (the “ETNs”) are senior, unsecured obligations of Credit Suisse AG (“Credit Suisse”) acting through its Nassau branch. The return on the ETNs is linked to twice (2x) the daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures™ Index ER less the investor fee. The ETNs provide traders with an exchange traded instrument enabling them to efficiently express their market views on the medium-term futures contracts on the CBOE SPX Volatility Index® (the “VIX®”). The ETNs do not guarantee any return of principal at maturity and do not pay any interest during their term.
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