Volatility ETNs Begin Trading

Barclays Bank PLC has listed two new ETNs that provide investors with exposure to the CBOE Volatility Index or VIX.

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) and the iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (VXZ) track indexes tied to the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index at various points along the volatility forward curve

VXX targets a constant weighted average future maturity of one month and VXZ targets a constant weighted average futures maturity of five months.

See the iPath ETN Directory for a complete listing.