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VIX Short Term Futures (VXX) falls with CBOE Volatility Index on Potential Washington Deal

By  +Follow October 11, 2013 8:11AM
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ETFs tracking the Chicago Board Options Exchange SPX Volatility Index (VIX) have been among the most-actively traded over the past two weeks as well as some of the biggest movers. The VIX, which attempts to reveal market sentiment by tracking options trading in order to forecast the level of volatility over the next month based on that activity, has been on the rise lately as concern about the government shut down and debt ceiling negotiations had investors anticipating higher volatility. However, recent signs that the stalemate might be nearing conclusion, or at least that Republicans may be willing to pass a short-term increase in the debt ceiling, has the VIX declining and the ETFs tracking it moving accordingly.

The VIX fell over nearly 5 percent on Friday, prompting the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures (VXX) to drop almost 2 percent and the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN (XIV) to gain nearly 2.25 percent.

More Promising News From Washington

The most recent move in the VIX and its corresponding ETFs appears to be related to news that a meeting between congressional leaders and President Obama went positively. Sources are indicating that congress will vote on a 6-week increase in the debt ceiling as soon as Friday, significantly cooling market fears.

Other ETFs tracking projected volatility were on the move as well, with the ProShares Trust II ($UVXY) and the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (TVIX) both declining close to 5 percent.

VIX, ETFs Go on Wild Ride

The VIX is often referred to as the “fear index,” as it’s commonly viewed as a measurement of investors’ concerns about the markets. And the government shut down had investors appearing afraid, based on their options trades. The index shot up over 30 percent from October 1 to October 8, prompting the iPath VIX Short Term fund to gain just over 15 percent over the same period. Then, beginning with news that Boehner might be willing to pass a short-term debt ceiling increase, the VIX dropped nearly 20 percent to where it is today with the iShares fund declining over 15 percent during the same period.

On the whole, both the iShares fund and the VIX have declined over the last three days to return to levels close to where they were at the beginning of the month prior to concerns of political stalemate driving market worries.

Results for VXX
20 Apr 14 09:19:10
Free weekend outlook on http://t.co/uxqTZcXCvb for 21th April 2014 $SPX $VIX $GLD $SLV $QQQ $INDU $SPY $VXX
Vito the Guru
20 Apr 14 08:07:18
$VXX Exchange-Traded Notes: Not http://t.co/WPrh1i18u0
20 Apr 14 07:35:47
Stock_Tracker: Stock DD Board: VIX Short Term Futures ETN Ipath VXX 41.71 $VXX http://t.co/eZF3pQZeab
20 Apr 14 07:33:29
VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Ipath (VXX) 41.71 $VXX iPATH S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Falls 3.57% on Heav http://t.co/eGSdbcJroc
20 Apr 14 04:59:46
$VXX Daily Price rejected - pullback due, Supt/Resistance levels $SPY http://t.co/d4AVaURZ2l
Stock Market News
20 Apr 14 02:58:13
$VXX Midday index, ETF option volumes http://t.co/2PhNXRWK6C
19 Apr 14 20:50:43
RT @etfguide: Buy the dips or buy the puts? (use promo 100APR to find out) http://t.co/cxursja8Zi $VXX $IVV $IJR $MDY $QQQ
19 Apr 14 17:35:42
RT @theflynews: $VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures are recently up 14c to 42.48: Full Story http://t.co/gfDKm7yRm2
Rhino's Glory Hole
19 Apr 14 17:01:47
POLL: Are You Bullish or Bearish on the Markets? @the_real_fly http://t.co/4B2DEgykwS $SPY $QQQ $DIA $GLD $VXX
19 Apr 14 15:17:20
Detailed look at vol $vxx “@quantivity: Path-Dependent Volatility: http://t.co/m7pKLSbzOI”
Jake Catskill
19 Apr 14 12:17:33
Vow to push forward on Ukraine pact meets defiance on the ground http://t.co/EJuDYFQ9YL [expect more volatility $RSX $VXX ]
Karl Rosoff
19 Apr 14 10:15:03
$VXX The Bears Gore The VIX Again – Weekly VIX ETF Report http://t.co/i3w67xtO1X
Derald Muniz
19 Apr 14 07:29:57
there is no $VXX weekend short trade
Karl Rosoff
19 Apr 14 00:18:03
$VXX Exchange-Traded Notes: Not the New Black http://t.co/ioAvLq8OIT
Rob Smith
18 Apr 14 17:49:32
@dcolella15 You have your $VXX trader, Now I have Mine!!! I'm hiring this guy!!! #YARRGH http://t.co/iJIOG30icQ
Kim Klaiman
18 Apr 14 16:38:19
RT @CBOE: This Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 4/18/2014 http://t.co/CpD4brvtiJ $VXST $VIX $VXX $XIV
Russell Rhoads
18 Apr 14 14:15:46
RT @CBOE: This Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 4/18/2014 http://t.co/CpD4brvtiJ $VXST $VIX $VXX $XIV
18 Apr 14 14:11:16
RT @CBOE: This Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 4/18/2014 http://t.co/CpD4brvtiJ $VXST $VIX $VXX $XIV
18 Apr 14 14:10:09
This Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 4/18/2014 http://t.co/CpD4brvtiJ $VXST $VIX $VXX $XIV
Karl Rosoff
18 Apr 14 13:31:05
$VXX Exchange-Traded Notes: Not the New Black http://t.co/hWlcHCjXNv
Karl Rosoff
18 Apr 14 13:25:04
$VXX Exchange-Traded Notes: Not the New Black http://t.co/GSRu76segz
18 Apr 14 09:35:26
$GLD On Watch $MU $WYNN $VXX $CHIQ $PGJ http://t.co/s7bv6WeBHf
18 Apr 14 09:10:35
$VXX Headlines Is this the correction, or a coming crash? 12:06 p.m. March 27, 2014 - The Trading Deck In focu http://t.co/qBNJLPaKmH
18 Apr 14 08:18:36
$VXX High Date=Apr-17-2014 Open=42.49 High=42.72 Low=41.62 Close=41.71 Volume=31577800 http://t.co/piHKHyvPcI
18 Apr 14 08:08:55
$YGE Buy? Click here to find out if $YGE is a buy hold or sell. Watching these stocks. $QASP $NOV $VXX $HESG h http://t.co/UWmikoAQ5N
18 Apr 14 07:27:17
Buy the dips or buy the puts? (use promo 100APR to find out) http://t.co/cxursja8Zi $VXX $IVV $IJR $MDY $QQQ
Volatility Indexes
18 Apr 14 07:14:29
$VXX: 41.71 ▆▆▃▁▁▁▂▅▂▁▆▇▇▆▃▂
18 Apr 14 06:38:10
1YR $SPY vs. $VXX. Showing average true range, MACD, & volume. http://t.co/2CGppblAOv
Jonathan Delehanty
18 Apr 14 06:03:26
@SAlphaTrending Where the mother is my Wall Street B-FAST!!! Oh, wait it's Good Friday! :( $SPY $DIA $QQQ $VXX Happy Friday!
18 Apr 14 04:48:12
Vxx looks poised for @ least ~ 2.5 pt. move up soon $VXX $VIX $TVIX $TVIX $UVXY $VIX $TNA $TZA $FAZ $FAS $SPY #vix #vxx
17 Apr 14 22:55:09
VXX 41.71 Stock Charts $VXX Barclays Bank PLC iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NAR) VXX Stock Chart - http://t.co/YyhlnA1vT2
gordon gekko is god
17 Apr 14 19:48:47
Weekly ETF Gainers / Losers http://t.co/YI2qe13yK3 $FCG, $XLE, $VDE, $XLI, $EWJ, $VXX, $GDXJ, $VNM, $GDX, $PHYS
Roy Harris
17 Apr 14 17:40:47
I bought $VXX long@41.74...put 40% of cash capital. .so that's 20% of portfolio on my margin account. .watching technicals and seeing that..
17 Apr 14 17:27:22
$VXX My order of 9 May w 39-40 short put spread executed at $0.39. I also have a short 2 May w 40-41 put spread. This will stay above $40.
17 Apr 14 14:52:45
The most manipulated ETF on the market is $VXX ( VIX) http://t.co/CfDHldfuZ4 **Hmmm.....
17 Apr 14 14:45:59
Weekly ETF Gainers / Losers http://t.co/StjPJBm33L $FCG, $XLE, $VDE, $XLI, $EWJ, $VXX, $GDXJ, $VNM, $GDX, $PHYS
17 Apr 14 13:16:48
When the tide is low ($SPY goes down) you get to see whose swimming naked. (the stocks that have the most leveraged weak players) $VXX $SDS
17 Apr 14 13:16:48
When the tide is low ($SPY goes down) you get to see whose swimming naked. (the stocks that have the most leveraged weak players) $VXX $SDS
Alexander Morris
17 Apr 14 13:15:18
$VXX: 1mHugeRngBar- [x4], ch:-1.6%, PDayGp-, tf:47, LowFlt[22.1M], AvgDyV/R=67.01M/1.77; 231x:758xTrdVol; TLM:4.2; ILM:1.8; DayRng=1.10
Pulsar Investments
17 Apr 14 12:49:39
As $VIX dives towards 12 level, we just sold $VXX puts >150% profit, and loaded a few more calls w/ May expiration. Volatility won't die~
17 Apr 14 12:48:01
BTO $VXX MAY 43 C 1.79 and Bought $UVXY 58.25 small
17 Apr 14 12:32:04
long $VXX next week $42.50 puts at .63 just in case....
17 Apr 14 11:05:13
Don't find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford $QQQ $VXX $TLT
17 Apr 14 10:59:17
$VIX 2.45 under May. multiple large declines will only get $VXX higher next week.
17 Apr 14 10:55:28
$VXX $vix looks tempting to go long here.
17 Apr 14 10:15:33
$vxx is being stubborn. Hope for rug pull by end of day
Market Int Center
17 Apr 14 10:11:28
Ipath VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $VXX Showing Resistance Near $44.21 ( http://t.co/XkmKpr0Go6 )
Karl Rosoff
17 Apr 14 10:01:05
$VXX Midday index, ETF option volumes http://t.co/KREYMbJCOS
17 Apr 14 09:52:48
$UVXY still has the potential to be shredded evn more between now and the close IMO. $VXX
17 Apr 14 09:50:01
$vxx being accumulated by algos..$qqq and $aapl being sold into this move higher
By  +Follow October 11, 2013 8:11AM



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