VIXY Exposure and Basic Characteristics
VIXY is unleveraged long VIX ETF by ProShares. Its exposure is similar to other 1x long VIX ETFs/ETNs like VXX (iPath/Barclays) or VIIX (VelocityShares). It is designed to track the performance of S&P500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index (long positions in the two nearest expiration months of VIX futures with constant maturity of 1 month). These exchange traded products are popular ways to get exposure to the VIX (CBOE Volatility Index), which is not investable itself.
Direction: Long, unleveraged
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)
VIXY options: Available and moderately liquid
Product type: ETF (exchange traded fund)
Inception date: 3 January 2011
Official Information and Links
ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that track the performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index. Source: Official website (see links below).
VIXY product page: www.proshares.com/funds/vixy.html
VIXY Quotes, Assets, and Trading Volume
Yahoo Finance: finance.yahoo.com/quote/VIXY