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  iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN - NYSEARCA

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  • James A. Kostohryz | Send Message 3 Feb 2012

    Intiated significant short positions and long VXX with S&P at about 1340 based on overhead resistance and OB. I would stop out above 1355.
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    • Erick McKitterick | Send Message 16 Feb 2012
      : James join the club I was slapped out of FXE (profit), DB (not profit), SDS (almost even) in the blink of an eye. AAPL short worked well
    • x oil -field | Send Message 25 Feb 2012
      : Mr.James A. Kostohryz you take care you are doing a great job all the the best to you.Mr.Miller as well & Mr.Short hope spelling is correct.
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      VXX Description
      The S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Index TR is designed to provide access to equity market volatility through CBOE Volatility Index® (the "VIX Index") futures. Specifically, the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Index TR offers exposure to a daily rolling long position in the first and second month VIX futures contracts and reflects the implied volatility of the S&P 500® Index at various points along the volatility forward curve. The index futures roll continuously throughout each month from the first month VIX futures contract into the second month VIX futures contract. A direct investment in VIX (commonly referred to as spot VIX) is not possible. The S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Index TR holds VIX futures contracts, which could involve roll costs and exhibit different risk and return characteristics. Investments offering volatility exposure can have various uses within a portfolio including hedging, directional, or arbitrage strategies and are typically short or medium-term in nature.
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