Malecki Law is currently investigating the potential for recovery of losses from VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETNb (TVIX), an exchange-traded note issued by Credit Suisse. The product is typically utilized to hedge against market decline, or as a presumptive bet on the decline of stocks. It appear that Credit Suisse ceased creation of new units in February, 2012, until March 22nd, when the company announced a reopened limited issuance of the product. Prior to this reopening, it seems demand for the product greatly outweighed supply. Many market observers predicted that this reopening would cause the value of the notes to plummet, causing TVIX’s premium to fade. It looks as though shares of TVIX had lost as much as 50% of their value in less than two days following Suisse’s announced reopening.
While Credit Suisse cited internal limits to the size of the product as the reason for its initial closure, many have speculated that the action of short sellers also played a role, as well as something that may have changed within the company as to how Suisse markets and packages the product. “Short sellers may be accelerating bets against TVIX today on speculation Credit Suisse will permit issuance of more shares,” said WallachBeth Capital’s Chris Hempstead.
It is the right of any and all investors who believe they may have suffered losses as a result of recommendations of their financial advisor to contact our offices to explore their legal rights and options. If you or a family member invested in TVIX exchange traded notes issued by Credit Suisse, contact the securities fraud lawyers at Malecki Law for a free consultation and case evaluation at (212) 943-1233.
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