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List of Volatility ETFs

Updated May 8, 2019
Volatility ETFs come to the rescue of investors and traders who may like to add another level of diversification to their portfolio, or for simply benefiting by taking short-term or intraday trading positions. Boon for a few, and bane for the rest - Volatility in stock prices is not everyone's game. While a few active day traders may love high and wide swings in the stock prices, others may resent them completely. Volatility gives traders and investors a new class of asset to trade, and the frequent churns in price variations can be utilized by the active traders to make profits multiple times during the day.
However, trading volatility can be tricky due to several reasons. First, it is difficult to understand and predict, and second, the securities available for trading volatility may come at a high cost and may have margin money requirements (like those for volatility based futures).
One can take the exchange traded fund (ETF) route to trade volatility at low prices. Such volatility-based ETFs typically work by tracking the benchmark volatility index like VIX, and may take positions in appropriate VIX futures contracts. One can also find leveraged volatility ETFs which amplify the returns, and inverse volatility ETFs which offer inverse returns compared to the ones realized from the benchmark volatility index.

List of All Volatility ETFs

Following is the list of all 15 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Volatility category:
All Volatility ETFs
TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
Ratio
No. of
Holdings
Dividend
Frequency
Asset
Class
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETFThe ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF tracks an index of futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with an average of 5 months until maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.87%1NAMid Term Volatility
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETNThe iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 5-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1NAMid Term Volatility
VXZBiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETNThe iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 5-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1AnnuallyMid Term Volatility
XVZiPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETNThe iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN tracks an index that can take long or short positions on futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index depending implied changes in forward volatility. ...Full Details0.95%1NAMid Term Volatility
ZIVVelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium Term ETNThe VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN provides daily inverse exposure to an index that tracks the price performance of futures contracts on the VIX with an average maturity of 5 months. ...Full Details1.35%1NAMid Term Volatility
EVIXVelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETNThe VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN tracks an index of futures contracts on the Euro STOXX 50 Volatility Index, or VSTOXX, with a weighted average maturity of one month. ...Full Details1.35%1AnnuallyShort Term Volatility
EXIVVelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETNThe VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN provides inverse exposure to an index of futures on the Euro STOXX Volatility Index, or VSTOXX, with a weighted average maturity of one month. ...Full Details1.35%1AnnuallyShort Term Volatility
SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term FuturesThe ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures provides inverse exposure to an index comprising first- and second-month VIX future positions resulting in a weighted average maturity of 1 month. ...Full Details1.38%1NAShort Term Volatility
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETNThe VelocityShares Daily VIX Short Term ETN provides 2x leveraged exposure to an index comprising first- and second-month VIX future positions resulting in a weighted average maturity of 1 month. ...Full Details1.65%1NAShort Term Volatility
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term FuturesThe ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF provides 1.5x leveraged exposure to an index comprising first- and second-month VIX futures positions with a weighted average maturity of 1 month. ...Full Details1.65%1NAShort Term Volatility
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETNThe VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN tracks an index of futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with, on average, 1 month until maturity. It resets its exposure daily. ...Full Details0.89%1NAShort Term Volatility
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETFThe ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 1-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.87%1NAShort Term Volatility
VMINREX VolMAXX Short VIX Futures Strategy ETFThe REX VolMAXX Short VIX Futures Strategy ETF provides inverse exposure to VIX futures with 2-6 months remaining to expiry. The fund is actively managed. ...Full Details3.46%1AnnuallyShort Term Volatility
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNThe iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 1-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1NAShort Term Volatility
VXXBiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNThe iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 1-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1AnnuallyShort Term Volatility
All Volatility ETFs

Where do Volatility ETFs Invest?

A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Volatility exchange-traded funds may invest the money collected from the ETF investors. Below is a small sample of companies whose stocks may qualify for investment by Volatility ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns:
Company (Ticker)Company DescriptionMarket Cap%YTD Gains
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