VXZ

iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN
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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

VXZ Fund Description

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 5-month maturity. Exposure resets daily.

VXZ Factset Analytics Insight

VXZ offers generic midterm VIX futures exposure in a liquid ETN wrapper. Two immediate caveats: 1) volatility ETPs deliver poor long-term exposure to the VIX index; and 2) volatility ETPs have a history of erasing investor capital. A midterm ETP like VXZ struggles to reflect the VIX index even more than short-term products (shown by lower correlation and lower beta) but also tends to lose less money. Any investor in VXZ needs to know that position decay due to persistent contango in VIX futures contracts will incur mounting costs. While its returns are interchangeable with those of other midterm ETPs, VXZ makes a stronger overall case. It Efficiently delivers its index, has a decent asset base, trades with healthy volume, and has a reasonable fee for a volatility futures ETP. Like most peers in the volatility space, VXZ is structured as an ETN, carrying the counterparty risk of issuer Barclays.

VXZ CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

Price Chart ($)
Total Return Chart (%)
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
COMPARE
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PERFORMANCE [as of 08/16/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
VXZ 0% -6.02% 0.74% -18.08% -24.42% -25.70% --
VXZ (NAV) -0.22% -6.36% 0.20% -18.30% -24.44% -25.81% --
S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
CBOE Volatility Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

VXZ Summary Data

iPath
01/29/09
Exchange-Traded Note
0.89%
$15.65M
$1.30M
0.13%

VXZ Portfolio Data

S&P 500 Mid-Term
0.00%
N/A
4

VXZ Index Data

Single Asset
Single Asset
CBOE Volatility Index

VXZ Portfolio Management

0.89%
-0.58%
-0.42%
-0.88%

VXZ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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No distributions
No

VXZ Fund Structure

Exchange-Traded Note
No
N/A
N/A / N/A
Barclays Bank PLC
Low
High
Daily
Bats Book Viewer
TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

VXZ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 08/17/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of VXZ. VXZ is rated a 5 out of 5.

VXZ Tradability

70,975
$1.30M
55,329
$1.02M
0.13%
$0.02
0.00%
4.45% / -8.83%
None
100.00%
25,000
2.21
0.05%
0%
15,849
$17.64
5

VXZ Expected Decay

Expected decay estimates the annualized impact on returns solely from the futures term structure. A positive number implies an expected loss attributable to the term structure and a negative number implies an expected gain attributable to the term structure. Decay–to–spot compares weighted average futures contract prices with the spot VIX value. It also assumes a constant spot VIX level. Decay–to–preceding compares weighted average futures price levels with those immediately preceding on the curve, assuming that the shape of the curve is constant.

VXZ Term Structure

VXZ's index rolls a part of its VIX futures exposure daily from 4th month to 7nd month. The index turns over about 1/3rd of its exposure each month.
5 months

VXZ Performance Statistics

0.70
0.20
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0.20
0.23
6.66%

VXZ Correlations (DAILY RETURNS 12 MO)

0.84
-0.76

Rolling 30-day Correlation to VIX Index