The forced selling that results from position covering could drag USA equity markets lower for a third straight day on Tuesday.
At one point, this product had $2.2 billion in assets.
Watching the trading indicators on shares of VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN Ipath (VXZ), we can see that the twenty one day Wilder Moving Average is presently above the 50 day Simple Moving Average. The move wipes out $1.5B in an instant.
When VIX futures spiked into the close, 95% of that short volatility risk was covered, "likely in the minutes leading up to the 4:15 futures close", according to MRA.
These ETPs seek to provide inverse exposure to VIX short-term futures and when that measure spikes the investment loses value, at which time ETP issuers could liquidate the shares. Credit Suisse, with a market cap of about $46 billion, is the note's backer and has said it will buy back the ETN.
It is not the first challenge for investors in a Credit Suisse ETN. On the social media forum Reddit, trading the XIV had proved so popular that it had earned its own forum called "tradeXIV".
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As of Monday night, the fate of SVXY was still up in the air.
The VIX has drifted lower since early 2016, staying at depressed levels below its 20-year average for almost two years with spikes only a handful of times in the last decade.
Both the VIX and the VSTOXX have drifted lower since early 2016, staying at depressed levels below their 20-year average for almost two years - until Monday's slide in US stocks.
The fund's spectacular demise marks just one of the casualties in the "short-vol" trade investors piled into in recent years to profit from stable markets with complex products that gained on low and stable volatility.
The long-awaited market decline from record highs sent people to options for protection, raising prices for those derivatives, and eroding the value of XIV and other investments that effectively bet on tranquil conditions.
Two investment vehicles tied to U.S. share market volatility collapsed after the S&P500 closed earlier this morning, and it could have significant implications when markets reopen later tonight.
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And he wasn't alone. Originally developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI was created to identify long-term changes in trends, but it has been used by traders for different time periods.
Roll-over rebalancing is related to the fact that the short-term volatility futures contracts expire on a daily basis.
Now that all of these short-volatility naysayers have been proven right, the question becomes: what now?
USA stocks plunged almost 8 percent in three trading days until Tuesday as an explosion in implied volatility readings prompted investors to dump equities on growing anxiety about overheating economies, inflation and rising borrowing rates.
As it happens, however, the death of XIV wasn't just the predictably result of a collapse in the equities market, but a kind of suicide.
The S&P 500 had not fallen by more than 5 percent for more than 400 days, the longest run since the 1950s, according to Mark Haefele, chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management.
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