Investors Are Piling Into a Note Betting on Stock Swings: Chart

As Donald Trump takes over as U.S. president, investors are piling into the biggest security tracking equity volatility. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN had its biggest weekly inflows since October, while volume in the exchange-traded note averaged almost 42 million shares a day, the most since the election week in November. The number of shares outstanding on the note has reached a fresh record as traders keep on positioning for a higher CBOE Volatility Index.

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