Q2 2013 Strategy Report - Volatility Trading Strategies

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

Pretty flat this quarter, but it was mainly due to a single day loss over 10% there in April.  As I’ve talked about before, there isn’t much that can be done to avoid single day drops in the XIV if they happen during reasonably stable periods so we just trust the system.  We will usually catch those signals quickly and move to cash so we can avoid any further drops that sometimes follow.  In this case the XIV did continue to fall another 10% but we were out of the trades by then and only felt the initial drop that first day. That’s the system doing it’s job. Participate in most but not all of the gains, and avoid most but not all of the losses.

Want to join the awesome VTS community?

* All information, analysis, and articles on this site are provided for informational purposes only. Nothing herein should be interested as personalized investment advice as I make no recommendations to buy, sell, or hold any securities or positions. I'm making this website available "as is" with no warranty or guarantees of it's accuracy, completeness, or current's. If you rely on this website or any of the information contained, you do so entirely at your own risk. I do not hold myself out as a financial advisor and nothing herein is a solicitation for any fund or securities mentioned. Although I may answer general questions about the information herein, I'm not licensed or registered under security laws to address your personal investment situation. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Any and all financial decisions are the sole responsibility of you the individual.