Commodities Crypto ETFs FX Indices. inc VIX



How nice that long could have been. Back in July it seemed a dreadful position to hold


Near Target
Fun !


There’s a big spread between the actual vix price and the bid offer prices available on ig. Once you go long it always feels they have too much leeway. However I am also closing in on a long but this time I will not enter early as the daily interest can be high.


VIX margin is huge, always been

but Have a look at what VIX tells us
11.5 and VIX jumps back up with Indices Up
thats suggests auto-buys at 11.5
11.5 is pretty much the bottom

Following VIX allows to gauge major indices and commodities too, for a PI

No need to trade yet
Learning is also worth money


Remember US was closed yesterday so the VIX will be skewed.


True Eadwig


VIX near 30% jump

you just have to sit back and be patient


Yet IG spread is showing a 7% jump. Just shows you need huge moves to make on the vix DFB’s.

It are you hinting at the coming reaction to other markets?


to be fair 7% in 2 days is very good :wink:

all markets are very edgy, nuisance and news driven at this moment.

VIX long from 11.5 stood well
VIX went up and inversely related asset classes went down.

so while VIX itself has high premium to play
but VIX as a gauge can be used to play others


Wise words of course BA, I had used them to my advantage friday again early monday when shorting us500. 500 was near its peak and despite momentum, news of trump’s signing HK document and the retaliatory promises and low vix all concluded a good bet


where’s VIX now ?
approaching 18


So theres a gap on Lloyds Thursday to Friday prices, closed at 61.24 Thursday and jumped to 65.xx friday.

I heard a rumour the gaps always get closed so is 61.24 to be revisited or is that baloney?


Hi swamp

Gaps do not always get closed/filled. Many do though.

There is a possibility that gap gets filled if markets have a run of weak days or fear.




How is the trading @soi , I hope you are doing well. I wish you and @BrownAdder posted more as I also wish @macbonzo would return.

You guys have been a great help in my learning curve this year. I thank you all. That extends to the wider group but I have really learnt on this one thread.

Nowadays, I’m sure I could learn so much more but that is not the reason I want you all to post, i am making more trading than my day job as things stand. I just like watching you guys trade.

For myself though I don’t post so much. The reason being I had a slightly worrisome letter from my trading platform informing me they were concerned i was breaching their policy.

The only thing I could imagine was my posting my trades and my trades were very profitable and so I decided it prudent to not post trades.

This was also a shame as I liked showing my tutors my progress.

Anyhow, I wish you all the best in 2020 and a happy new year to come.


I am glad youre improving

I am staying out at the moment as I havent a clue where to get involved or indeed if I should.

Mean while I am researching which is also very profitable just not instantly.

You will see me back of course.
Happy new year to you too.


Hi swamp

Thanks for the post.
Sorry for delay in reply.
I am glad you have done well, very impressive trading for a relative newcomer to derivative/leveraged trading.

I am taking a break.
Scaled down trading early December. reducing position sizes and pace of trades.
Doing a little with LLOY,

Have other things on my mind.

I will be back in full flight when the time is right.

Take Care



One of the greatest trading lessons you’ll learn if you read a hundred boards. If you’re not in the right mind-set, don’t push it but take a step or two back instead and only return when you are good and ready. Then ease yourself back in to your former pace.

Common sense, of course, but how many of us are disciplined enough to follow through?

I don’t use SBs but have a lot of short term (supposedly) real share positions. Twice in the last couple of years or so I’ve been forced to take extended breaks from trading (10-14 weeks) and didn’t take the time to clean up my portfolio once these situations slowly became apparent. I’m still fighting to recover some of the losses incurred for that poor decision making.


Soul Man

I started smoking again in late October sadly ( drinking down the Pub )

But stopped again new years on my 3rd day ciggies free again

I will never stop trying :slight_smile:

BTW I hope you are ok mate …


One of the very strongest triggers, and while your defences are weakened.

The ‘good’ thing is as soon as you light up you get chucked out these days!


Has anyone an idea how this iran situation, that appears to have slightly escalated over the weekend(with US green zone being hit by rockets) will affect the markets?

I mean, it’s still in its infancy at the moment, but let’s say a full US response occurred, I presume gold and oil rise.
What else happens, does US500 fall? Does dollar weaken?

Below is the link (edit added link)