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#1 cp1

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:02 PM

What is the best instrument to trade? Any recommendations??

 

Thanks



#2 dTraderB

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:27 PM

VXX



#3 cp1

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:57 PM

Thanks DT.

 

Never traded VXX, can it be shorted as well??



#4 dTraderB

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:47 AM

YES.

Be careful, put a chart of S&P futures or cash next to the VXX chart; also a VIX chart. 

Observe patterns, correlation, trends in all charts etc



#5 dTraderB

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:49 AM

Note VXX is not an investment instrument, daytrading it is best, don't hold for too long



#6 cp1

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:48 AM

I used XIV as a short term investment as well. Did pretty good. 

 

Thanks for the information. I will look into it.

 



#7 Darris

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:43 AM

These are the present VX weekly and monthly VIX futures contracts that the houses use to create VIX ETNs.  They do not particularly represent the VIX cash index in percentage terms but the ETNs do.

 

 

SYMBOL DAILY   SETTLEMENT PRICE
VX06 02/7/2018 28.7750
VX 02/14/2018 23.8750
VX08 02/21/2018 20.2500
VX09 02/27/2018 20.5000
VX10 03/7/2018 19.4250
VX11 03/14/2018 31.7250
VX 03/21/2018 21.0250
VX 04/18/2018 20.0000
VX 05/16/2018 19.2250
VX 06/20/2018 18.8500
VX 07/18/2018 18.7500
VX 08/22/2018 18.1500
VX 09/19/2018 18.9000
VX 10/17/2018 18.6500