New strategic ETNs seek to exploit volatility and mitigate risk

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Banks' ETNs take advantage of market conditions

Barclays Bank has launched a new series of exchange-traded notes (ETNs) through its iPath platform with the aim of giving investors the opportunity to express a short view on US equity market volatility.

"It is a way for investors to gain inverse exposures in the volatility markets via products that are designed for a holding period longer than a single trading day," says Tim Edwards, vice-president of investor solutions at Barclays Capital in New York.

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