VXX Calendar Spread: Embrace Time, Exploit Volatility

Calendar spreads like this trade idea on the VXX allow you to profit from the day-by-day decay in option values and provide a partial directional hedge. More 

Fade the Fear With VXX Puts

The case for capitulation in the current selloff is starting to be made. Months-ahead puts on the VXX are one way to take advantage of an eventual ease in fear. More 

October Seasonality Will Bring Market Volatility

October might not bring us a crushing correction, but we're likely to see some nauseating volatility. Settle your stomach with these two ETFs. More 

Watch Out for September’s Second Half!

The final two weeks of September tend to see rocky waters for the broader markets. Set up a hedge using these two funds. More 

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