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ajnock
08-20-2011, 12:39 AM
i have been playing vxx and tvix lately

i am out of them now

bought xiv today

HardlyPeeved
08-20-2011, 04:42 PM
Volatility will probably precede and be coincident with a collapse.

VXX has doubled in the last month...large increase.
TVIX has tripled in the last month...very large increase.

XIV is in "inverse VIX"...which is down.
(XIV goes up when there is less volatility)

Since everything is going volatile now, why invest in the XIV ??? :confused:

ajnock
08-22-2011, 04:12 AM
the problem or the opportunity is that when something goes up very fast like tvix just did then it will probably go back down

if xiv goes down next week i will add to my position because i expect a september rally in the general market and it may come early

MrTiKi
08-23-2011, 06:43 PM
the problem or the opportunity is that when something goes up very fast like tvix just did then it will probably go back down

if xiv goes down next week i will add to my position because i expect a september rally in the general market and it may come early

Well Thats how the VIX works in spikes. 2008 was once in a lifetime VIX stayed elevated for a long time. I'd probably join you but I'm tied up

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=%5EVIX&t=5y&l=on&z=l&q=l&c=

ajnock
08-31-2011, 10:48 AM
xiv slowly moving up

about 8 dollars now

still a lot of fear out there should start dissipating soon