UVIX Reverse Split January 25th, 2023

Recently, Volatility Shares announced a 1:5 reverse split for UVIX, effective at market open January 25th, 2023. Since its inception in March 2022 UVIX’s decay rate has averaged around 13% per month.  Some investors anticipate significant price moves in UVIX motivated by a reverse split.  I’m not in that camp.  UVIX’s price is tied to VIX futures’ price, which couldn’t care less about UVIX’s share price.  …

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Benn Eifert’s Twitter Threads On Finance

Benn Eifert’s contributions to the field of finance are impressive but can be hard to find. I’ve compiled links to some of his Twitter tweets below. I have also collected links to his blog posts and podcasts. Tweets Twitter Thread Date PDF unroll (no ads) Keywords Derivative Notional and Counterparty Risk To briefly reiterate, on derivatives notional and counterparty risk. Dec 6, 2022 Derivatives notional …

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Why We Need the LONGVOL & SHORTVOL Indexes

This post discusses how the LONGVOL and SHORTVOL indexes work, but starts with some historical background that illuminates why these new indexes were needed.   Two new leveraged volatility Exchange Traded Funds from Volatility Shares, -1X SVIX and 2X UVIX started trading on the 30th of March, 2022. SVIX and UVIX will utilize two new Cboe indexes, the Short VIX Futures Index (ticker: SHORTVOL) and …

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Calculating a VIX6M Style Index back to 1990 Reveals Some Volatility Trends

The Cboe’s VIX®, VIX3Msm (93-day), and VIX6Msm (184-day) indexes enable us to quantify volatility term structures but until now, historical analyses between VIX style indexes have been limited to dates after December 2001 in the case of VIX3M and January 2008 for VIX6M. This post introduces the results of VIX6M style calculations back to 1990 and reviews issues and trends that were revealed. In November …

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