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. …

Options Trading Risk Management

How To Position Size Your Option Trades

The old investing mantra don’t put your eggs in one basket couldn’t be more true when it comes to options trading. Options are versatile building blocks for constructing strategies to …

Options Trading 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, …

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