iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term

VXX-N

NYSEARCA:VXX

24.94
0.42 (1.66%)
Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.
More at Wikipedia

Analysis and Opinions about VXX-N

Signal
Opinion
Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 2, 2020

Why would both go on on the same day? The VIX (VXX-N) tracks the expectation of volatility over the next month. Volatility changes. If the market (SPY-N) is going up then typically volatility comes down. If the catalyst for a rally is thought to be short lived, then volatility can go up as well.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Why would both go on on the same day? The VIX (VXX-N) tracks the expectation of volatility over the next month. Volatility changes. If the market (SPY-N) is going up then typically volatility comes down. If the catalyst for a rally is thought to be short lived, then volatility can go up as well.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 17, 2017

Strike price and Call price when buying the VIX? An ETF that tracks the VIX and is actually an exchange traded note. It tracks short-term volatility on the S&P 500 index. The NASDAQ also has one (VXN-N) which tracks the NASDAQ 100 index. The chart shows a long downward path. You have to look at this as an instrument that you use to hedge a portfolio to offset a volatility spike where the market has fallen. Those Exchange Traded notes have options, so you are really getting an option on an option. Because Exchange Traded notes are 6X more volatile than the underlying S&P 500 Index, the premiums are 6 to 10 times what you would expect to get. Spikes are hard to pick, and that is the challenge with this.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Strike price and Call price when buying the VIX? An ETF that tracks the VIX and is actually an exchange traded note. It tracks short-term volatility on the S&P 500 index. The NASDAQ also has one (VXN-N) which tracks the NASDAQ 100 index. The chart shows a long downward path. You have to look at this as an instrument that you use to hedge a portfolio to offset a volatility spike where the market has fallen. Those Exchange Traded notes have options, so you are really getting an option on an option. Because Exchange Traded notes are 6X more volatile than the underlying S&P 500 Index, the premiums are 6 to 10 times what you would expect to get. Spikes are hard to pick, and that is the challenge with this.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 5, 2016

This index has very, very strong seasonality. Normally its period of seasonal strength is from around the beginning of July right through until about the middle of October. Usually some unknown event happens during this time. Last year was China, and the previous year was Ebola and the Ukraine, etc. This year it could be something like the US presidential election. Last week it hit a very important low. It hasn’t shown the historic move for volatility as yet. The odds of it happening between now and the middle of October are very high.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

This index has very, very strong seasonality. Normally its period of seasonal strength is from around the beginning of July right through until about the middle of October. Usually some unknown event happens during this time. Last year was China, and the previous year was Ebola and the Ukraine, etc. This year it could be something like the US presidential election. Last week it hit a very important low. It hasn’t shown the historic move for volatility as yet. The odds of it happening between now and the middle of October are very high.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 22, 2016

You have to recognize that volatility ETF’s do decay and are not good holdings longer-term. They are definitely short-term trading vehicles and should have a very low time horizon. This one has an excellent trading volume, and definitely for short-term traders.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

You have to recognize that volatility ETF’s do decay and are not good holdings longer-term. They are definitely short-term trading vehicles and should have a very low time horizon. This one has an excellent trading volume, and definitely for short-term traders.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 26, 2016

This measures the daily swings in markets, and the lower it gets the more it coils to where we get an event, and then it shoots up. The Fed doesn’t want a high VIX and they control it. He has no idea on how to make use of this where it is at now.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

This measures the daily swings in markets, and the lower it gets the more it coils to where we get an event, and then it shoots up. The Fed doesn’t want a high VIX and they control it. He has no idea on how to make use of this where it is at now.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 25, 2016

The VIX is at a 52 week low. When the market pulled back, volatility did not move. It is counter to the herd mentality that there are big problems in the markets. He has been short the VIX. There are no signs in the market that there are any systemic problems.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

The VIX is at a 52 week low. When the market pulled back, volatility did not move. It is counter to the herd mentality that there are big problems in the markets. He has been short the VIX. There are no signs in the market that there are any systemic problems.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 17, 2016

At this time of year, this tends to be kind of flat, but starts moving higher right around August, and spikes right through until October. That’s the time when unusual events start to happen. As you get further into the summer, look for the possibility of taking some money off the table. What could affect it this year, is if the Fed decides to bump up interest rates. Of greater importance is the possibility of some sort of a negative situation happening with the US presidential election. As we get into September/October, that is the time when the market has a history of doing very, very poorly because of uncertainties of what is happening. Uncertainties are caused by negative advertising, so this year look out, as the Supreme Court said super PACs can spend as much money as they want on the election. That means that in September/October things are going to get brutal.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

At this time of year, this tends to be kind of flat, but starts moving higher right around August, and spikes right through until October. That’s the time when unusual events start to happen. As you get further into the summer, look for the possibility of taking some money off the table. What could affect it this year, is if the Fed decides to bump up interest rates. Of greater importance is the possibility of some sort of a negative situation happening with the US presidential election. As we get into September/October, that is the time when the market has a history of doing very, very poorly because of uncertainties of what is happening. Uncertainties are caused by negative advertising, so this year look out, as the Supreme Court said super PACs can spend as much money as they want on the election. That means that in September/October things are going to get brutal.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 22, 2014

(Top Pick Jul 11/14, Down 0.99%) We are past the spike period. We could have a second spike and he is waiting for the technicals to tell him that.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

(Top Pick Jul 11/14, Down 0.99%) We are past the spike period. We could have a second spike and he is waiting for the technicals to tell him that.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 11, 2014

The key with the volatility index is that there are 2 ways of playing it. There is a speculative way, which is not recommended. Then there is the conservative way which is basically to buy the volatility index as portfolio protection. Seasonality on this is that it bottoms in the 1st week of July, and then goes higher right through until the middle of October.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

The key with the volatility index is that there are 2 ways of playing it. There is a speculative way, which is not recommended. Then there is the conservative way which is basically to buy the volatility index as portfolio protection. Seasonality on this is that it bottoms in the 1st week of July, and then goes higher right through until the middle of October.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 29, 2012

A proxy for the volatility index, is a short-term trading vehicle and has a negative correlation with equities and is 6X more volatile than equities. You don’t hold this for a long-term basis. It is a very leveraged investment. They deal with rolling futures contracts on volatility. Feels the volatility is skewing upwards for the next 3-4 months. A wonderful product if you are in it at the right time such as getting a very significant downturn in the market, which causes a spike in volatility. He is not clear that we are going to see any dramatic move in next 3-4 months.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

A proxy for the volatility index, is a short-term trading vehicle and has a negative correlation with equities and is 6X more volatile than equities. You don’t hold this for a long-term basis. It is a very leveraged investment. They deal with rolling futures contracts on volatility. Feels the volatility is skewing upwards for the next 3-4 months. A wonderful product if you are in it at the right time such as getting a very significant downturn in the market, which causes a spike in volatility. He is not clear that we are going to see any dramatic move in next 3-4 months.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 10, 2012

Basically this is a way of measuring implied volatility in Puts and Calls and is very complicated. Very low levels of volatility often imply complacency or it high degree of confidence in the future, where very high levels indicate a great deal of pessimism and uncertainty about the future.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Basically this is a way of measuring implied volatility in Puts and Calls and is very complicated. Very low levels of volatility often imply complacency or it high degree of confidence in the future, where very high levels indicate a great deal of pessimism and uncertainty about the future.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 19, 2012
This is a volatility ETF and trades off the volatility futures contract which are not a “cost of carry” model so there is no mathematical metric that you can even look at to give you a handle on where this thing s going to go. Very complex. Not a long term hold.
Show full opinionHide full opinion
This is a volatility ETF and trades off the volatility futures contract which are not a “cost of carry” model so there is no mathematical metric that you can even look at to give you a handle on where this thing s going to go. Very complex. Not a long term hold.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 24, 2011
(A Top Pick June 14/10. Up 7.78%.) S&P 500 VIX Short Term. Buy @ current price and Sell a July $27 covered call.
Show full opinionHide full opinion
(A Top Pick June 14/10. Up 7.78%.) S&P 500 VIX Short Term. Buy @ current price and Sell a July $27 covered call.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 14, 2011

(A Top Pick Nov 30/10. Down 8.7%.) Long VXX (5.5% option yield) and short Dec 2010 Calls. This is his hedge.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

(A Top Pick Nov 30/10. Down 8.7%.) Long VXX (5.5% option yield) and short Dec 2010 Calls. This is his hedge.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 30, 2010
Long VXX (5.5% option yield) and short Dec 2010 Calls. Is a hedge. This one pays money rather than costing money.
Show full opinionHide full opinion
Long VXX (5.5% option yield) and short Dec 2010 Calls. Is a hedge. This one pays money rather than costing money.
Showing 1 to 15 of 23 entries

iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term(VXX-N) Rating

Ranking : 1 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 0

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 0

Stockchase rating for iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term(VXX-N) Frequently Asked Questions

What is iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term stock symbol?

iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term is a American stock, trading under the symbol VXX-N on the NYSE Arca (VXX). It is usually referred to as AMEX:VXX or VXX-N

Is iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term a buy or a sell?

In the last year, there was no coverage of iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term published on Stockchase.

Is iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term a good investment or a top pick?

iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term was recommended as a Top Pick by Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA on 2020-04-02. Read the latest stock experts ratings for iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term.

Why is iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term stock dropping?

Earnings reports or recent company news can cause the stock price to drop. Read stock experts’ recommendations for help on deciding if you should buy, sell or hold the stock.

Is iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term worth watching?

0 stock analysts on Stockchase covered iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term stock price?

On 2020-09-29, iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term (VXX-N) stock closed at a price of $24.94.