Hedge Funds Building Short VIX Positions While Retail Goes Long
Sources: www.cftc.gov and Bloomberg
Net leveraged money in Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) futures—assets predominantly managed by hedge funds—began rebuilding short positions as equity markets recovered from late December losses. In contrast, leveraged long VIX exchange-traded products—assets predominantly owned by retail investors—started to trend higher in 2019.
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