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iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) 3.3%
U.S. investors may be preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday, but the issues facing the global markets are showing few signs of relief. News of a disappointing bond auction in Germany is especially concerning for those following the ongoing European economic crisis.
In the face of these concerns, both the VXX and VIX indices have managed to power higher. Interestingly, despite these economic headwinds, the fear index has remained tempered below its 50-day moving average. It has seen a series of higher lows, however, and in the near future, it will be interesting to see where it heads next.Powershares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) 1.2% Investors are fully embracing a risk-off mentality in an effort to navigating this choppy trading environment. The dollar has become a darling, with UUP being one of the few winners this afternoon. UUP has gained ground every day this week as it approaches its October highs.