UBS Investment Bank announced that today is the first day of trading on the NYSE Arca for twelve new ETRACS Exchange Traded Notes (“ETNs”) linked to the daily performance of a particular index in the S&P 500 VIX Futures Index Series (each, an “Index” and collectively, the “Indices”). Investors now have the ability to trade, be it long or short, six specific VIX Index futures maturities, ranging from one month to six months.
Each of the six ETRACS S&P 500 VIX Futures ETNs (the “Long ETNs”) provides investors with a long exposure to one of six underlying Indices, depending on the series of ETNs purchased. Each of the six ETRACS Daily Short S&P 500 VIX Futures ETNs (the “Short ETNs”) provides investors with a short exposure to one of six underlying Indices. The tickers for the Long and Short ETNs, as well as their constant maturities, are provided below.
“Previously, there were limited alternatives for trading different maturities along the VIX futures curve. Investors now have the ability to trade six individual VIX futures maturities, be it long or short, based on their specific view on volatility,” said Christopher Yeagley, Managing Director and US Head of Equity Structured Products. “Welcome to the next generation of volatility investing.”