How Do VQT and PHDG Work?

An ideal volatility investment would hold its value during quiet times and then ride volatility up as the market panics.  Barclays’ VQT and Invesco’s PHDG are two Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) that are designed to fill this need. These two products use the same methodology but differ in that VQT does not distribute dividends, effectively automatically reinvesting dividends, while PHDG distributes any dividends quarterly.  The …

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