Commodities Crypto ETFs FX Indices. inc VIX



DFB always for me.

DFB gives me flexibility since my trades can go on for very long time.
Besides without time dates position there’s one less variable to calculate


Yes I noticed you play a long game, ensuring the correct entry price and having commitment to it.

When I held a DFB on vix, i remember complaining about the daily interest. I think you’re on IG as am I.

I’d have to scroll back a long way to find my posts about the figures but I seem to remember the interest was 5% of the stake value without leverage considered.

ie, If I was long £100 (£500 with leverage), it cost £5 per day.

I think at the time I’d entered vix long at 15. So after 20 days, my break even would have been vix at 16. If another 20 days passed I’d of been break even at vix 17.

Admittedly 15 now looked too high an entry and your 11.5 is really good starting point. But it put me off vix.

ps, My PC has the blue screen of death right now, so I cannot check my facts thoroughly on my phone but I’m not far off.

Anyhow, I know you are fully aware of what your doing and I’m certain 11.5 will ride out any DFB interest, still I wish you good luck and great profits.


Cost on VIX is always an issue as you mentioned, not just fees but the spread is bonkers as well -

So if it turns out VIX is expensive, i could just leave it.
VIX does a lot for me, I dont have to play VIX
but when VIX hits that low, then I go long commodities.

As you hinted not everything is always profitable.
I have decided to ditch gold now for Silver.

Also the volatility these days - doesnt take that many days for it to jump into 20s from 10.5.

All the fun and learning continues
Good work on LLOY TRADES


I think if we persevere a little as we get closer to autumn, we can a good entry point in Silver for few hundred points


I would have no issues entering vix at your price despite its cost, you would get 3 months of which you’d hit profit.
The bigger issue is when to pull the plug, after 3 months, youd probably want out and your be nearing 15. At which point you wouldn’t want to hold another 3 month.
And so, you may end up doing the trade for a tight margin. Of one point but holding the risk. Just thinking out loud though, I could be wrong.

As you say, it can jump to 20 in a day. Then you hit big profit for what could be a break even risk, that would not be so bad.
It needs consideration.


certainly a good point to bear in mind

VIX getting as low as 10 I think can open up many other aspects, lets keeping talking. As much as I understand it VIX should cool and which opurtunity it then presents that’s we have to find out. Silver is there on the top for me


this Iran issue needs to get into a definite stage
military attack or no attack

otherwise all metal / currency trades are just pure

so wont get involved until we get one way or other


Us500 short 3010.19


Us500 short 3020.06




Closed 3009.78


GBPEUR long 11350.9


Closed 24098


Closed 24098 (petty profit over the pair)


Tsla long 24087


Closed 2999.86


Closed 24502


Not often you hit the highs or lows but 24502 with a 16 point spread and a 24522 high means I was 4 points off the high.
No use at all but was certainly a lucky exit price choice.


Tsla long 22914 half size


Tsla long 22523 half size