Will VXX’s Last Day of Trading Lead to Chaos?

Will VXX’s Last Day of Trading Lead to Chaos?

Posted On January 25, 2019 2:28 pm

As discussed, the popular volatility product the Barclay’s iPath S&P 500 VIX (VXX) will cease trading and be delisted this coming Tuesday, January 29th.

As explained, this was a planned event as Barclay’s originally structured the product as an Exchange Traded Note with a bond-like feature of a10-year maturity.  They probably used this relatively short time frame, as the VXX was the very first volatility or VIX-based product, and they may have been unsure of whether it would be successful.

Well, it turned out to be…

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.