VIX Continues To Burn

September 19, 2012


With the European Central Bank taking steps to preserve the euro and the Federal Reserve launching another round of quantitative easing, the CBOE Volatility Index and volatility-linked products are sinking as the global market stabilizes, according to an article on the Wall Street Sector Selector.

The VIX began displaying heavy losses on Friday and is down 2.81 percent after ending yesterday’s trading session at 14.18, according to Dan Nyaradi, editor of the website.

The following were outlined for the recent VIX-related losses:

  • iPath S&P VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX), down 2.32 percent
  • VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: TVIX), down 3.87 percent
  • iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXZ), down 2.96 percent
  • S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN (NYSEArca: XVZ), down 1.07 percent


Head over to to read Nyaradi’s full perspective.

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