VXX Vs. VIXY Comparison – Which Volatility ETF Is Better For You?

Faced with two investments, which one would you choose: VXX vs. VIXY? How different are these two volatility ETFs from the more popular funds?

This article highlights a comparison between two volatility ETFs (exchange-traded funds) VXX and VIXY.

VXX: IPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

VXX is iPath Series VIX Short Term Futures ETN which tracks the VIX.

VIXY: ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

VIXY aims to track the performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-term  Futures Index.

Key Differences

VXX is issued by Barclays Capital Inc., while ProShares issues VIXY.


VXX has an expense ratio of 0.89%, while VIXY has an expense ratio of 0.87%.