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reb13
Ole Miss Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
10364 posts

VIX ETF'S
Has anyone traded one? There is a 2x leveraged one that I have looked at but they all just seem to be losing battles.
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southernelite
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New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
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re: VIX ETF'S
Image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9b/VIX.png/800px-VIX.png


Doesn't seem to be any long term gains trading on volatility.


reb13
Ole Miss Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
10364 posts

re: VIX ETF'S
That is what I was thinking, but I was thinking a short term play would be good because there seems to be a little more volatility these couple of days.


Mootsman
Carolina Panthers Fan
Charlotte, NC
Member since Oct 2012
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re: VIX ETF'S
I wouldn't get involved in that shite. My old roommate traded leveraged VIX etfs and got smoked. There's never any telling what they're going to do.


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slackster
Stanford Fan
Houston
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re: VIX ETF'S
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That is what I was thinking, but I was thinking a short term play would be good because there seems to be a little more volatility these couple of days.


Leveraged ETFs are ONLY short term plays. Never buy and hold. Ever.

Good luck.


reb13
Ole Miss Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
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re: VIX ETF'S
I am just going to watch it for a little while. This would just be a straight gamble.


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BennyAndTheInkJets
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re: VIX ETF'S
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Leveraged ETFs are ONLY short term plays. Never buy and hold. Ever.

This. Especially ones that are supposed to track volatility.

The VIX is a model index that doesn't actually have to roll options in the market so transaction costs aren't included. So not only do you get tracking error and decay from colleteral posting on the leverage side but you also pick up a shite ton of decay from costs to roll options. I honestly would never advise using leveraged volatility ETFs, period.


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