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  • xtradersdotnet xtradersdotnet Mar 20, 2012 6:51 PM Flag



    you are doning what VIX is really meant for "hedging". its there to protect your portfolio such as your IRA from those big downturns, but keep in mind that contango eats these alive sometimes, but when you need it then its there, and trading the options is the only real way to do that with small money, as you said and as you know its insurance, and we all know that with insurance you hope to never use it but when you need it......

    you can also look at some of the ETFs that specialize in the dow, nasdaq and sp for the same insurance and it might be cheaper

    I trade the vxx and tvix with a very small amount of my portfolio because well its fun to see things move 5-10%

    but thats me

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