Trade of the Day: iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN (XVZ)

A long volatility strategy will look prudent when the market gets shaken out of its slumber. Here's our preferred VIX ETN to go long, plus an options alternative. More 

Trade Volatility for the Fiscal Cliff Countdown

Major U.S. stock indexes and ETFs continue their sideways drift in anticipation of a fiscal cliff fix. Here's how to play it with VIIX and TLT. More 

Profit From the Volatility Funk

Traders looking for bearish exposure to VXX might consider buying a January 33 – 28 bear put spread for $2.90. More 

4 Different Ways to Go for the Gold

Here are four ways to invest in gold from a number of different angles. Just watch out -- some are riskier than others. More 

A New Contender for Your High-Yield Dollar

UBS showed its inner opportunist by unleashing a new MLP exchange-traded note following the capping of JPMorgan's AMJ. Here's how it measures up. More 

New ETFs Love Dividends, But Hate the Euro

The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF is a quest for yield, while ProShares Short Euro is a bet against the eurozone. More 

Why AMJ Is Unlikely to Go Nuclear

JPMorgan has capped the issuance of AMJ, but this doesn't mean the ETN will suffer the same type of collapse as TVIX and GAZ. More 

ETN Market Brewing for Implosion

The $16 billion ETN market is almost double in size from two years ago, despite the mounting global financial risk. Have ETN shareholders lost their minds? More 

JPMorgan Chase to Limit Number of AMJ Shares

With an estimated $70 trillion in global OTC derivatives exposure, JPMorgan is cutting back its swap exposure by capping the shares in its ETN program More 

New ETFs Tap Alt Energy, Accelerated Growth

An oil-sands fund and a leveraged ETN came to market last week. Here's what you can expect from the newest entrants in the category. More