Shorting VXX Using VIX/VXV Ratio

Strategy This strategy has a bit more complexity than my other posts. It is essentially taking advantage of the VIX Futures’ Term Structure. I won’t go into too much detail, but this article does a great job of explaining the nuances. A brief summary is that since VIX Futures are usually in contango, VXX managers…


Simple Moving Average on SPY


Calculate a simple 200 day moving average using the closing prices of the ETF SPY. If the current price SPY is above the 200 SMA, I will long the security, otherwise, move to cash. This is a simple momentum strategy, but powerful in that it almost completely avoids the 2008 Financial Crisis.

SPY SMA Summary

SPY SMA Stress