VXX

Beware of a Plunging VIX in the Summer

Historically, a low VIX in the summer has been a sign of trouble ahead for the stock market. Don't go after VIX-leveraging ETFs ... just get conservative. More 

3 ETFs to Buy for an S&P Squeeze Play

Traders will take their cue from the S&P 500’s response to Wednesday's shellacking. Here's what the charts point toward, and what funds could benefit as a result. More 

Don’t Overreact to Yesterday’s Big VIX Move

The VIX index is making news for its big jump on Wednesday, but big, single-day VIX moves haven't been a reliable indicator of market direction. More 

How to Hedge This Crowded Market

Euphoric investors, low VIX readings might be signaling a crowded market. Use one or both of these ETFs to hedge against a pending correction. More 

Short Treasuries with TBF for an Overbought Market

Momentum is waning, the market is overbought and we're approaching the sequestration countdown--all signals point to some interesting VIX action coming up. More 

Exxon (XOM) Knocks Apple (AAPL) Out of Top Spot

ETFs and stocks move higher, and S&P 500 closes above 1,500. More 

How to Capitalize on the Collapsing VIX

The VIX is at levels last seen prior to the 2007-2008 financial crisis. There are opportunities here, but be careful: The world of VIX ETFs is a minefield. More