Hedge Funds Continue Building Short VIX® Positions While Retail Goes Long

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Sources: www.cftc.gov and Bloomberg

In May, net leveraged money in VIX futures—assets predominantly managed by hedge funds—hit record short positions for 2019, while assets in global long VIX exchange-traded products—products predominantly owned by retail investors—continued to gather assets.


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Video | Mixed trading session in Asia boosts U.S. markets, risk being pushed to the back end of $VIX Futures curve, traders selling May $VIX Options ahead of settlement, earnings: $JWN, $TGT, & $AAP; FOMC minutes, & ECB monetary policy.


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