With the VIX slipping into the 10s, the 2x bullish VIX instruments of TVIX and UVXY had another rough week, with net weekly declines of -13.8% and -14.1% respectively. Near term outlook is for the VIX to remain subdued into mid July.
*first an update on the VIX, which declined a significant -10.9% across the week.
As for TVIX and UVXY, the usual problem remains one of decay. Whilst the VIX is unable to build even a moderate multi-week up trend, both TVIX/UVXY are simply decaying.
*a reverse split on TVIX seems likely within the near term, probably on the order of 1 for 15.. or even 20.
My longer term outlook, is for the VIX to have a 'fair chance' for the upper teens/low 20s by end July, but that is probably more of a hope right now.
As things are, I have no interest in being long the VIX - via an option Call block, until at least July'16.