Volatility Trading for Active Investors

While financial pundits are busy criticizing new volatility products like the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN (NYSE: XIV) and the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE: VXX), professional traders and active investors are busy trading them. And now, with the 1st Volatility Trading Strategy Summit, independent traders and investors just like you can as well.

Click here to save your spot at Larry Connors’ upcoming online preview presentation on the 1st Volatility Trading Strategy Summit.

Trading volatility provides short-term traders and active investors with a unique way to participate in trending markets – not by trading the price, but by trading the volatility. And trading the volatility properly and successfully means fully knowing and understanding the different products that are available and designed to try and track volatility. Once you understand what volatility is, knowing the strengths and weaknesses of these products is a key structural component in successfully trading volatility. It is a major part of what you will learn at the 1st Volatility Trading Strategy Summit.

Here’s something else you’ll learn at the 1st Volatility Trading Strategy Summit. Below is an example of the kind of move that traders and active investors using strategies from the Volatility Trading Strategy summit can take advantage of while the rest of the market is distracted by the stock market story or stock of the day.

LONG VXX EOD Mon 4/2 at 16.79

EXIT VXX EOD Wed 4/11 at 20.04


Chart courtesy of FreeStockCharts.com

Traders who were savvy enough to short the SPY in early April did well, with a gain of 3% over the five day sell-off. But they did not do nearly as well as those traders who instead took the buy signal in the VXX and traded the volatility.

Here’s another trade – this one an actual short-term trade from the Model Portfolio of Larry Connors Daily Battle Plan. The Daily Battle Plan has been trading volatility strategies successfully all month.

LONG XIV EOD 4/13 at 10.37

EXIT XIV EOD 4/18 at 10.92

Here, traders using the same volatility strategies that will be a part of the Volatility Trading Strategy Summit were able to take advantage of a buy signal in the XIV and exit the trade with gains of more than 5% a few days later.

From straightforward, short-term trading strategies like these – trading volatility as easy as trading stocks – to more advanced hedging and trading with options strategies, there’s no doubt that trading volatility is the new frontier for short-term traders and active investors alike. And Larry Connors’ 1st Volatility Trading Strategy Summit is a unique opportunity to learn quantified ways to trade volatility and use successfully the new, 21st century volatility products that professionals themselves have just begun to use to make money for themselves and their clients.

For more information on the upcoming 1st Volatility Trading Strategy Summit, be sure to join Larry Connors this Thursday for his special, online webinar presentation. Click the link below to learn more and to save your spot.

The 1st Volatility Trading Strategy Summit – presented by Larry Connors and Connors Research