Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.


The movement of stocks is commonly referred to as volatility. Market volatility index is called VIX – it represents market’s expectation of volatility in the nearby future. There are many VIX Exchange Traded Funds. The VIX, also known as “the fear index”, is derived from options trading on the S&P 500 index. Some investors use VIX Exchange Traded Funds to hedge their long portfolios. The most important thing about such ETFs is that VIX ETFs do not reflect the VIX Index. The VIX ETFs tend to increase as the market declines and the VIX generally exposes a strong negative correlation with equity markets. As, with almost every investment, the risks and rewards of investing in VIX ETFs may be significant. Before investing in VIX ETFs investors should conduct a detailed research and analysis of the VIX ETFs in which they want to invest. The crucial issues in selecting an appropriate ETFs is investor’s expectation of the direction of the future moves in volatility.

Strongest Trends Summary: VIX ETFs

VIX, Volatility, U.S. ETFs on average are in the medium-term down -23% in 6 months. In the long-term down -100% in 14 years.


Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
CVOL C Tracks Exchange Traded Notes Based on the Performance of the Citi Volatility Index Total Return Fund 0.31
IVOP iPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures 37.54
SVXY ProShares Trust II 96.5 0.46% 213.41 M 0.95%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN 8.55 -1.16%
TVIZ VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Medium Term ETN 7.35 1.38%
UVXY ProShares Trust II 7.83 -0.76% 317.75 M 0.95%
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN 8.17 -0.37%
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Medium Term ETN 11.88
VIXH First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund 24.08 0.6%
VIXM ProShares Trust II 41.55 -0.19% 57.79 M 0.85%
VIXY ProShares Trust II 20.14 -0.3% 117.73 M 0.85%
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN 24.14 -0.49%
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 34.26 -0.2%
XIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN 49.59 0.3%
XVIX UBS AG Exchange Traded Access Securities (E-TRACS) Daily Long Short VIX ETN due November 30, 2040 18.77
XVZ iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN 27.93 0.4%
XXV iPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN 37.89
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium Term ETN 47.42 0.21%