Tactical Tools ETF Overview

There are 27 Tactical Tools ETFs which can be found in the following ETF.com analytics segments:

  • Alternatives: Spreads Inflation
  • Alternatives: Spreads Long/Short Volatility
  • Alternatives: Spreads Yield Curve
  • Alternatives: Volatility
  • Inverse Alternatives: Spreads Yield Curve
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  • Inverse Alternatives: Volatility
  • Leveraged Alternatives: Volatility

The largest Tactical Tools ETF is the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) with $1.1 B in assets under management and an expense ratio of 0.89% with a trailing 12 month loss of -37.29%. The best-performing ETF over the last 12 months was the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN (ZIV) with a total return of 22.37%. The most-recent ETF launched was the iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXXB) in January 2018.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

VMAXREX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF100.19%
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF81.66%
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN64.14%
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN60.70%
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN60.62%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

XIVVelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN-95.83%
VMINREX VolMAXX Short VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF-92.00%
SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-90.66%
XIVHVelocityShares VIX Short Volatility Hedged ETN-84.56%
LSVXVelocityShares VIX Variable Long/Short ETN-55.02%

top creations

SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF1,015.66
XIVVelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN731.40
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN40.86
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN14.68
VMINREX VolMAXX Short VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF8.55

top redemptions

UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-88.06
EXIVVelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN-6.44
LSVXVelocityShares VIX Variable Long/Short ETN-3.92
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN-0.59
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN-0.33

AUM WINNERS

TVIZVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Medium-Term ETN144.38%
XIVHVelocityShares VIX Short Volatility Hedged ETN11.30%
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN10.69%
EXIVVelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN8.79%
ZIVVelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN7.75%

AUM LOSERS

RINFProShares Inflation Expectations ETF-72.71%
VMINREX VolMAXX Short VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF-23.51%
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-20.31%
EVIXVelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN-11.01%
SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-10.63%

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: VIX ETN Closing; Franklin Adds ETFs

A variety of developments took place this week in the ETF space.

Daily ETF Watch

VIX ETN’s Closure Accelerated

Spike in volatility hits inverse VIX product hard.

Weekly ETF Flows

Weekly ETF Outflows Total $19B

Investors took money out of ETFs, but most of that was from one fund.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: The Best Hedge There Is

Also, don’t confuse leveraged ETPs with ETFs.

Features and News

Inverse VIX ETN Shuts Down

One of the two largest inverse VIX ETFs will soon cease trading.

ETF Report

Options, Futures & ETFs, Oh My!

An investor’s guide to how derivatives contracts are used in, with and on ETFs.

Features and News

Historic Vol Spike Rattles 2 Inverse VIX ETPs

Inverse VIX ETFs lose nearly all of their value following Monday’s historic increase in the Cboe volatility index. 

Weekly ETF Flows

SPY Assets Approach $300B After Big Weekly Inflows

Investors added $16 billion into ETFs this week.

Daily ETF Watch

Barclays Debuts ‘Series B’ iPath ETNs

New products replace existing ones that are delisting or maturing.