UVXY (ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF)

UVXY Exposure and Basic Characteristics

UVXY is one of the two liquid double-long leveraged ETFs/ETNs on the VIX (the other is TVIX).

Direction + leverage: 2x long

Underlying index: S&P500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index ER

Exposure: Short end of the VIX futures curve (combination of the first and second VIX futures contract months – rolling to maintain constant 1 month maturity)

UVXY options: Available and moderately liquid

Product type: ETF (exchange traded fund)

Provider: ProShares

Inception date: 3 October 2011

Official Information and Links

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to two times (2x) the daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index. Source: Official website (see links below).

The website also states that while the ETF should track the index quite well on a single day basis, performance over longer time periods can deviate markedly due to effects of compounding.

Product page: www.proshares.com/funds/uvxy.html

UVXY Quotes, Assets, and Trading Volume

Yahoo Finance: finance.yahoo.com/quote/UVXY

Bloomberg.com: www.bloomberg.com/quote/UVXY:US