SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF
SVXY Fund Description
The ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures provides inverse exposure to an index comprising first- and second-month VIX future positions resulting in a weighted average maturity of 1 month.
SVXY Factset Analytics Insight
SVXY offers daily -0.5x exposure to short-term VIX futures in a liquid commodities pool wrapper. The fund offers inverse exposure to the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index, which is the index tracked by the mother of all volatility funds, VXX. SVXY does not provide inverse exposure to the VIX index itself—no product does. It’s a tactical tool designed for very short-term exposure, a fact underscored by its deep liquidity. The fund’s high fee is not that important given most investors’ brief time horizon. Investors get K-1’s at tax time, not 1099’s, due to the SVXY’s commodity pool structure.Prior to February 28, 2018 the fund provided -1.0x exposure.
SVXY CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE
SVXY Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of SVXY. SVXY is rated a 5 out of 5.
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