VIX ETFs Crash Into Q2 (VXX, TVIX, VXZ, XVC, XIV)

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fear girl1 VIX ETFs Crash Into Q2 (VXX, TVIX, VXZ, XVC, XIV)VIX ETFs crashed and burned into the end of Q1 and beginning of Q2, despite an improved VIX Index

Investors did not feel fear today heading into Q2 2012, as Q1 2012 had plenty to offer in terms of profits and bull markets.  Oddly enough, the VIX index rose .13%, which means that the VIX ETFs did not track well to the VIX index today.  Either way, investors appear to be anticipating the start of Q2 with hopes that second quarter will be as fearless as the first.

VIX ETF Update:

Volatility Index – New Methodology (VIX): +.13% 

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXX): -2.67%%, This ETN is designed to track volatility in the markets as measured by the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index (CBOE Index), a popular measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options.  The CBOE Volatility Index is also known as the “fear” index or “fear” indicator in markets.  The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXX) prices itself off of the average and implied volatility of the first two months of futures contracts of the S&P 500 Index.

VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEARCA:TVIX): -1.11%, This ETN is designed to track 2X return on volatility in the markets as measured by the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index.  The S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index measures the volatility of the S&P 500 Index via futures contracts as traded on the CBOE.  The CBOE Volatility Index is also known as the “fear” index or “fear” indicator in markets.

iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXZ): -.94%, This ETN is designed to track volatility in the markets as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index futures contracts.  The CBOE Volatility Index is also known as the “fear” index or “fear” indicator in markets.  The iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXZ) is priced from the average volatility of the 4th through 7th month futures contracts of the S&P 500 Index as traded on the CBOE.

S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETF (NYSEARCA:XVZ): +.07%, This ETN is designed to track volatility in the markets as measured by the S&P 500 Dynamic VIX Futures Total Return Index.  The S&P 500 Dynamic VIX Futures Total Return Index seeks to combine results of volatility of the S&P 500VIX Short-Term Futures Index Excess Return and the S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index Excess Return to create an accurate market volatility reading, as measured by the CBOE.  The CBOE Volatility Index is also known as the “fear” index or “fear” indicator in markets.

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