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iPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (XXV)

  • DeepValueLover | Send Message 18 Jan 2013

    If you are not long volatility while the VIX is near 12 then you are missing a golden opportunity. $VXX $TVIX $XIV $XXV $GLD $SLV $SPY
      • cowpieTX | Send Message 25 Mar 2011

        talbano, you are correct. XXV is a rip off. The true inverse VXX is XIV. For a while I was trading them both in tandem.
          • talbano | Send Message 25 Mar 2011

            XXV the inverse VXX only gained a dollar at best from low to high - on the weekly drop in the VIX? wow what a scam
              • MikeMalty | Send Message 27 Oct 2010

                rsvprich, not sure about an inverse, but shorting is much better as inverse doesn't match properly, VXX goes down 2%, XXV only moves up 1%
                  • rsvprich | Send Message 27 Oct 2010

                    is there an inverse symbol for iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (VXZ) as there is with XXV for VXX? Thanks,
                      • talbano | Send Message 21 Sep 2010

                        jason - my bad the mid term ETN for the vix is VXZ. XXV is the inverse.
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                          XXV Description
                          The S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Index Excess Return (“the Index”) is designed to reflect the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in short-term futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index®. Specifically, the Index offers exposure to a daily rolling long position in the first and second month VIX Index futures contracts and reflects the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index, which provides an indication of the pattern of stock price movement in the US equities market, at various points along the volatility forward curve. The Index rolls its exposure to the underlying futures contracts continuously throughout each month, targeting a constant weighted average maturity for the underlying futures contracts of one month.
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