Questions tagged [etn]

The Exchange Traded Notes(ETN) tag is used when speaking about an ETN.

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Why is there a such a big difference between UGL ETF and DGP ETN?

Both are gold 2X products, but the fluctuation of each product seems quite different from each other. For example, UGL is increased by about 0.02% currently, while DGP is increased by about 2%. I ...
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Why are there no exchange traded options on 3x leveraged ETNs

Since these would help me manage risk in my personal financial portfolio, why are there no exchange traded options on 3x leveraged ETNs? Is there a prohibition that the SEC is perpetuating? Is there ...
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ETN early redemption vs. selling on an exchange?

ETN Liquidity: ETNs are open-ended securities and therefore are not limited to on-exchange volumes. ETN early redemption "liquidity": ETNs are structured to allow dealers to redeem existing ...
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How should I use the Volatility Index?

I do have a basic understanding of the Volatility Index (Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index), but I wasn't sure how this index is best used by an individual, average investor. ...
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XIV Liquidation and VIX clearance

I was watching the TV show Billions today, and a fund manager in the show was referring to how their fund avoided XIV Liquidation by selling VIX position earlier than others. I didn't quite understand ...
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How can I buy shares of oil? I'm told it's done through ETFs. How's that related to oil prices per barrel?

I'm new to investing in the stock market. I'm completely confused about how I can invest in oil. There's no ticker on the stock market as such. I've read online that I can invest in ETFs or ETN. Is ...
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Is ETN risk something to worry about?

I have been looking to invest in the stock market and while there are plenty of options to invest as long as the market keeps going up, my options to cover or even make up for my losses in the event ...
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how does one see the CBOE VIX index on Google Finance?

How does one see the CBOE VIX index on Google Finance? What is a symbol I can use?
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How is the price of VXX determined?

I'm trying to understand how VXX works (the prospectus on Barclay's Ipath). It says that it has a rolling position in futures (1 month and 2 month). Does that mean that it buys and sells contracts ...
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If you want to trade an equity that reflects changes in VIX, what is a good proxy for it?

If you want to trade an equity that reflects changes in VIX, what is a good proxy for it?
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What is the UK equivalent of the VIX volatility index?

The VIX is a measurement of volatility in US markets. What about UK markets?