VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (NASDAQ:TVIX)

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Member Avatar FVelociraptor (99.83) Submitted: 4/25/2016 1:14:00 PM : Underperform Start Price: $3.65 TVIX Score: -5.77

double levered volatility tracking. contango in the futures market and levered tracking error ensure this instrument declines toward zero over any long period of time.

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Member Avatar pchop12316 (58.36) Submitted: 4/25/2016 12:18:01 PM : Underperform Start Price: $3.74 TVIX Score: -3.21

rebound not likely to be successful

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Member Avatar bbmaven (100.00) Submitted: 4/15/2016 1:38:11 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.08 TVIX Score: +5.43

TVIX implemented a long awaited 1:10 reverse split on June 23, 2015. This follows similar 1:10 reverse splits previously executed in August 2013 and December 2012. There should be another one before the end of 2016.

The volatility ETF's or ETN's (TVIX, TVIZ, VXX, UVXY, CVOL, VXZ, VIIX, VIXM, VIXY, XVZ and some others) are based on VIX futures - some short term, some longer term. When volatility is high, they will spike. However, that averages around 10% of the time over the course of a year and usually doesn't last long. When volatility is low, it costs the funds a great deal to continue to roll both the short term and longer term futures. When the longer term futures reflect more volatility than the shorter term futures (which is true about 90% of the time, the resulting phenomenon is called contango - TVIX will go down even if the vix stays static. The reverse is called backwardation - but is also usually short lived.

In essence, each of these as long term investments are horrible - they WILL go to zero eventually. In fact, their design almost dictates that they do so. They are the safest short on the planet except for one thing - when the spikes in volatility occur, it is tough to maintain the shorts as the shares become extremely difficult to borrow. If one is over allocated, the margin requirements become severe. And there is a good chance that one's short can get closed out at the worst possible time.

This is not a problem in the CAPS game. Each of these will go down in the long term - GUARANTEED

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Member Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.38) Submitted: 4/8/2016 1:15:26 AM : Outperform Start Price: $4.61 TVIX Score: -17.40

Pure Speculation.

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Member Avatar TerryFool (< 20) Submitted: 3/25/2016 8:42:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $4.60 TVIX Score: -17.41

near 1 year low, vol should rise

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Member Avatar TerryHoodSr (62.85) Submitted: 3/23/2016 12:33:29 PM : Outperform Start Price: $4.79 TVIX Score: -20.88

near 1 yr low, BP 4.8

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Member Avatar TSIF (99.95) Submitted: 3/22/2016 4:33:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $4.79 TVIX Score: -20.63

Sometimes to keep things interesting you just have to go against the flow....you may hit a MACK truck...or you may find something others are missing.....

As with most of my "unorthodox" calls....placing a marker...

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Member Avatar Clopperc (< 20) Submitted: 3/18/2016 5:05:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.45 TVIX Score: -30.83

Great place to use a trailing stop % and make quick gains.

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Member Avatar meggi (< 20) Submitted: 3/14/2016 10:41:02 AM : Outperform Start Price: $6.15 TVIX Score: -39.62

Close to going up

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Member Avatar PrototypeZ (26.97) Submitted: 12/28/2015 10:05:50 AM : Underperform Start Price: $6.38 TVIX Score: +40.99

Blanket volatility ETF/ETN loser call. Wouldn't do with real money due to risk of margin call during spike....

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Member Avatar hba24 (89.16) Submitted: 11/20/2015 1:09:28 PM : Underperform Start Price: $6.32 TVIX Score: +37.88

Basically designed to lose money in the long term. Although you can short this in a real-money portfolio, that is a bad idea, because the possibility for drastic short term jumps means you could be forced to close your short position for a huge loss. But it's a perfect CAPS short.

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Member Avatar andrewjtraylor (64.46) Submitted: 8/17/2015 6:23:49 PM : Underperform Start Price: $5.58 TVIX Score: +29.49

Designed to go down

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Member Avatar AnsgarJohn (99.30) Submitted: 8/12/2015 3:31:33 PM : Underperform Start Price: $5.77 TVIX Score: +32.46

VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (

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Member Avatar lorenzo404 (< 20) Submitted: 8/11/2015 6:49:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.45 TVIX Score: -40.24

tvix papo but to day

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Member Avatar 1russianguy (46.23) Submitted: 7/29/2015 9:27:26 AM : Underperform Start Price: $8.31 TVIX Score: +52.20

The volatility ETF's or ETN's (TVIX, TVIZ, VXX, UVXY, CVOL, VXZ, VIIX, VIXM, VIXY, XVZ and some others) are based on VIX futures - some short term, some longer term. When volatility is high, they will spike. However, that averages around 10% of the time over the course of a year and usually doesn't last long. When volatility is low, it costs the funds a great deal to continue to roll both the short term and longer term futures. When the longer term futures reflect more volatility than the shorter term futures (which is true about 90% of the time, the resulting phenomenon is called contango - VXZ will go down even if the vix stays static. The reverse is called backwardation - but is also usually short lived.

In essence, each of these as long term investments are horrible - they WILL go to zero eventually. In fact, their design almost dictates that they do so. They are the safest short on the planet except for one thing - when the spikes in volatility occur, it is tough to maintain the shorts as the shares become extremely difficult to borrow. If one is over allocated, the margin requirements become severe. And there is a good chance that one's short can get closed out at the worst possible time.

This is not a problem in the CAPS game. Each of these will go down in the long term - GUARANTEED. When ETF's and ETN's get down into single digits, they often do a reverse split to continue trading..

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Member Avatar TerryHogan (99.93) Submitted: 7/18/2015 1:14:26 AM : Underperform Start Price: $6.03 TVIX Score: +33.47

I have access to a shredder at work. If you want to do something more productive with your money than invest in this ETN, I can hook you up.

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Member Avatar BlazerMania (92.04) Submitted: 5/15/2015 12:44:07 PM : Underperform Start Price: $10.50 TVIX Score: +60.76

Real money trade via direct short.

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Member Avatar ayaghsizian (97.19) Submitted: 1/7/2015 4:59:06 PM : Underperform Start Price: $27.90 TVIX Score: +87.41

sux

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Member Avatar craze191st (51.03) Submitted: 10/17/2014 2:32:30 PM : Underperform Start Price: $46.30 TVIX Score: +101.43

Contago will ensure this loses value.

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Member Avatar ruinas (54.40) Submitted: 6/3/2014 5:56:11 PM : Underperform Start Price: $42.20 TVIX Score: +98.13

retest old lows

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