VXX Forecast 8/25/16

The iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (NYSE:VXX) is an instrument that lets you take a directional position on the levels of volatility in the S&P 500. With the historic LOW levels of volatility currently in the markets, the odds are high that the volatility will increase in the weeks to come. If this occurs as forecast, the VXX will rise in value. This offers us an attractive long opportunity in spite of the continued adverse conditions in many individual stocks.

Volatility defined:
“In finance, volatility is the degree of variation of a trading price series over time as measured by the standard deviation of returns. Historic volatility is derived from time series of past market prices. An implied volatility is derived from the market price of a market traded derivative (in particular an option).”