If your strategies are truely profitable, wouldn't you just keep them to yourselves?

Our goal is to help as many people as possible successfully trade volatility.  While we provide an overview of our strategies, we do not give away proprietary details.  Further, helping others does not prevent us from profiting from our strategies ourselves.  The products that we use to implement our strategies are extremely liquid, and thus are expected to be able to handle ample volume without drastically eroding expected returns.

Are your strategies risky?

By their very nature, volatility strategies tend to be quite volatile, and many would consider them “risky” by most standards.  Our strategies are no exception, and we fully expect to experience short-term drawdowns from time-to-time.  With that said, however, we’ve methodically designed our strategies to maximize reward / risk, and believe our strategies offer a great improvement over an XIV Buy and Hold approach.

Further, we offer multiple strategies to accommodate varying risk tolerances.

As always, past performance is no guarantee of future results.  See our Disclaimer.

What are the assumptions of the backtests?

For simplicity, the following assumptions were used for our backtests:

-All trades for our Roll-Yield strategy use MOO (market-on-open orders)

-All opening trades for our Elite Vol Trader and Conservative Vol Trader strategies use MOO (market-on-open) orders

-All closing trades for our Elite Vol Trader and Conservative Vol Trader strategies use MOC (market-on-close) orders

-Desired allocations are always fully realized (no undesired cash positions)

-No commission costs (to be consistent across different brokers)

-No taxes (to be consistent across different account types)

-No slippage (can trade any size MOO or MOC order)

-No margin costs

As always, past performance is no guarantee of future results.  See our Disclaimer.

Why are your results slightly different than what's shown on Collective2?

We placed our first trade on Collective2 for our Roll-Yield + VRP strategy on 6.30.16.  Therefore, full monthly performance does not start until July 2016.

Other reasons why results may be slightly different than what’s shown on collective2 include:

1) Collective2 assumes the monthly subscription fee is subtracted from the model account each month, slightly reducing the monthly returns.

2) Collective2 assumes typical commission costs, whereas our results assume zero commission costs (to account for the fact that commission costs impact different size accounts by different amounts).

3) Our results assume desired allocations are always fully realized (no undesired cash positions), whereas allocations on Collective2 will almost never be 100% realized (because you cannot trade fractional shares).

4) Collective2 does not provide the ability to use Market-on-Close orders.  Therefore, all closing trades that intend to use Market-on-Close orders are placed 5 minutes before the market closes, whereas the returns on our website are the result of using Market-on-Close orders.

What types of positions and vehicles do we trade?

We only take long positions in XIV, ZIV, and VXX (volatility ETNs).

When is the Daily Update (trade alert) email sent out?

We send out our Daily Update email each day after the market closes.  All trades are then placed the following day, giving you ample time to prepare.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

If you cancel within the 7-day free trial period, you will not be charged.  We do not offer refunds for cancellations after the 7-day free trial period.

Learn more about our strategies and see our performance here.