There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. – Douglas Adams
It’s been another awesome month for Stratoptions. For those of you that don’t know, Stratoptions is a Capitalmind Premium special that trades primarily index options to generate income. We build positions with position analysis using home-grown tools like StratoptionsGS (See how to use the tool). And we target a decent return regardless of which way the market moves.
In 2016, we had generated a return of about 27% in a year. (See post)
Till June in 2017, we had only about 6% in the Stratoptions trades, due to a much lower VIX. In July, we made about 0.7% in yet another ratio calendar diagonal. The log is below. It was:
The gains in Stratoptions are bigger when markets are panicky. And yes, there’s a ton of risk. If the markets went haywire like losing 10% in a day, this strategy will hurt. But sometimes, the gains are outsized and the losses infrequent enough to keep us from hitting the ground hard. The coming months might be even more interesting.
Now, tell them about it: