SPX Options Testing

It’s been a while since my last post; I’ve just gotten super busy with my move from Toronto to Los Angeles and basically uprooting my life. However, I’ve managed to keep monitoring and researching my portfolio throughout my relocation and after doing some review, one of my biggest earners is short SPX puts. With this…

Automated Full Portfolio Back-Test V3

This is the third iteration of my fully automated total portfolio strategy, which I’ve actually deployed and has been performing quite well since launch. It’s very similar to my old strategy, however, this iteration has been geared toward reducing drawdown even further. Specifically, I’ve incorporated the 2% stop-loss for my short volatility positions and then…

We are all at a wonderful ball where the champagne sparkles in every glass and soft laughter falls upon the summer air. We know, by the rules, that at some moment the Black Horsemen will come shattering through the great terrace doors, wreaking vengeance and scattering the survivors. Those who leave early are saved, but the ball is so splendid no one wants to leave while there is still time, so that everyone keeps asking “What time is it? What time is it?” but none of the clocks have any hands.

– Adam Smith, Supermoney

Bear Market Strategy Ideas

Now that I’ve refined my bull and sideways market strategies quite a bit, I need to start really thinking about what I need to do during bear markets or corrections. I’m going to consider bear market strategies on specifically equities and volatility. The nuances with a bear market are quite different compared to a bull…

SPY SMA Optimization – Revisited

Today, I wanted to revisit the Simple Moving Average cross for trading SPY since it is still a major holding of my portfolio. Originally, I was optimizing the cross by maximizing the Sharpe ratio across the entire 10 plus-year history from 2007 onward. However, I thought it would give a better idea if I had…