Short TVIX: The Ultimate VIX Contango Trade

June 19, 2012 Contango is Back The volatility futures curve is back in strong contango, and with it an opportunity to profit from the short trade on volatility linked ETFs/ETNs. For a primer on this trade, see previous articles here and here, but in short it's an attempt to profit…Read More

20 June, 2012

10 New Commodities ETPs listed Down Under

By Ben Collins ETF Securities has released 10 new exchange traded products that aim to provide direct exposure so the commodities boom. The ten new exchange traded commodities products have been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), bringing the total number listed to 15. "Historically, gaining exposure to this…Read More

8 June, 2012

Hedge Fund ETF Weapons Turn Dangerous (?)

By Christopher Condon on May 31, 2012   If you are convinced, really convinced, the price of crude oil will rise today and U.S. stocks will fall, Factor Advisors LLC has an exchange-traded fund for you. The FactorShares 2X: Oil Bull/S&P500 Bear (FOL) (FOL) offered by the New York-based firm…Read More

31 May, 2012

New NASDAQ Fees Targets HFTs

Whether in effort to placate regulators who have put high-frequency traders in their cross-hairs, or simply in effort to increase revenue via new fees, or maybe even in effort to keep competitive, NASDAQ OMX announced that effective June 1, traders on its three exchanges will be charged a fee for…Read More

8 March, 2012