VIX

Trade of the Day: VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX ETN (XIV)

Looking at a chart of the S&P 500, I see a “head-and-shoulders” pattern forming over the last two years, More 

QQQ: Bottom Fish with a Tech Stock Put Spread

Looking for a turnaround in tech stocks? Here's a QQQ option spread bound to deliver during a bullish counterattack. More 

Rising Stock Market Volatility: A Sign of the Times

Stock market volatility ain't what it used to be. Unlike recent years, the VIX has been up consistently. Here's what that means to investors More 

The VIX Is a Trader’s Best Friend Right Now (VXX)

Market volatility is elevated, and therein lies opportunity. Bulls and bears alike can pick their spots for profits in the VXX. More 

Don’t Count on the Fed to Backstop Your Investments

Yes, stock prices can sometimes plummet. And they are doing so today after Monday's rout. Here is how to prepare for the coming year's turmoil More 

How to Profit from Rising Volatility (VIX, VIXY, VXX)

Stock market volatility is often portrayed by the mainstream media as an enemy. Here's how prudent investors use that volatility for gain... More 

How to Cut Your Trading Costs in Half

Here are four tips to help you save money and add value to your ETF portfolio by cutting costs and expenses More