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"Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."

-John Maynard Keynes
Options VXX

Trading VXX Options With Put Diagonal Spreads

Information about VXX, the iPath® Series B S&P 500® VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN, including its prospectus, can be found on Barclays’ website. Despite the allure of buying VXX to capture a spike in …

ETF Rotation Treasury Bonds

Exploring Substitutes for IEF Bonds in our ETF Rotation Strategy

SmartLev, our leveraged ETF trading strategy, tactically rotates between the ProShares Ultra S&P500® (SSO), and the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF). I use SSO in my own personal …

Investing Portfolio Construction

What Is Volatility As An Asset Class?

Most people who’ve done at least a bit of research on the topic of investing will be familiar with the common investable asset classes: equities (stocks), fixed-income (bonds), real estate, …

Options Trading Volatility ETNs

How VXX Reverse Splits Affect Option Positions

Recently on April 23, 2021, we witnessed the sixth reverse split that VXX – the iPath® Series Short Term VIX Futures ETN – has undergone since its inception in 2009. …

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