In the last few decades an astonishing 85% of active fund managers failed to beat their benchmarks which begs the question:  Why do people continue to pay high management fees for such widespread underperformance?

At Volatility Trading Strategies we make it clear from the outset, our goal is to outperform passive investing to ensure that people are getting maximum value added for their trust in our management, and our Total Portfolio Solution is the embodiment of that promise.

Exceptional performance, unparalleled risk management, at just a fraction of the fees. That’s our commitment to you.

Due to favorable market conditions, volatility ETP trading has exploded in popularity in the last couple years but in my opinion the majority of traders are far too aggressive.  Their seemingly impressive performance in many cases is simply the result of a consistently upward sloping VIX Futures Term Structure in the last few years.

When the markets turn the other way  (which they will at some point)  it’s going to be the average investor that takes the biggest hit.  Volatility trading is a lot harder than this new wave of fund managers are acknowledging.

Diversify your portfolio, allocate conservatively, and only focus on safer strategies so you don’t end up turning this fantastic volatility trading opportunity into a liability when markets don’t cooperate.

*  Vol Strategy for those with lower risk tolerance

In recent years professional traders have turned to exciting new exchange traded products such as XIV and VXX in an attempt to turn market volatility into a tradable asset class.  While short-term results have at times been impressive, the lack of risk management has led to very large portfolio drawdowns during market declines and weak long-term returns.

Our VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy is unique as we focus primarily on mitigating risk and have developed dynamic indicators that successfully reduce losses to the least possible amount.

We understand the secret to long-term success isn’t making big gains when the markets cooperate.  The real secret is not giving it back when they don’t.

*  Stock replacement through VXX options

Investing in the various Volatility ETPs that have been introduced in the last several years such as SVXY and ZIV is exploding in popularity, and for good reason.  Understanding the volatility markets and exactly how and why these products move around has proven quite profitable in the last several years.  

Unfortunately though, for many investors the volatility markets are complicated.  In many cases we are talking about derivatives of derivatives so the information barrier is high.  In truth most investors don’t fully understand the VIX index, VIX futures, or how to take advantage of the volatility risk premium.

That’s where our family of comprehensive volatility strategies comes in, offering a tailor made fit to every investors level of risk tolerance.  The VTS Aggressive Vol strategy targets a higher frequency of trades while still managing risk and avoiding extended drawdowns. 

* Vol Strategy for those with higher risk tolerance

Traditional portfolio management typically holds positions in stocks bonds and gold in an attempt to diversify client portfolio’s.  While this strategy sounds fine in theory, in practice the reason it doesn’t work as advertised is because each of those asset classes suffer significant drawdowns along the way which undermines the long-term performance.  Stocks down over 50% in 2008, or gold down 45% in the last few years, etc.

Our Tactical Balanced Strategy solves this problem by only allocating money into the strongest signals within each asset class.  We still remain diversified in stocks bonds and gold but aren’t subject to those crashes and in the end our returns are substantially higher with far lower drawdowns.

Our VTS community is growing fast and I receive a lot of great questions from everyone asking about other types of trades outside of our existing systematic rules based strategies  (VTS Tactical Balanced, VTS Combined Volatility, VTS Iron Condors)

In an effort to give back to the community and maximize value for your support, the VTS Discretionary Strategy will focus on a much wider variety of trade types.  Everything from shorting stocks to risk reversals to pairs trading, and even cryptocurrencies.

Each trade will be accompanied by a detailed article or video outlining the strategy, the risk reward profile, any stop-losses we will implement, and everything you need to learn about it and perhaps in time begin trading a small portion of your own capital.

Brent Osachoff

Brent Osachoff

Founder of Volatility Trading Strategies

 

Brent Osachoff is the founder of Volatility Trading Strategies, a website dedicated to the education and development of diversified investment solutions in volatility, equities and derivatives.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University in Canada with a B.A. Economics, Brent has 12 years of extensive experience in developing quantitative trading strategies.

Brent Osachoff is also a volatility strategist at Invest In Vol, The Volatility Advisor.

 

Invest In Vol is a Registered Investment Advisor offering clients a diverse set of volatility strategies in one managed account.

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What subscribers say

“After years watching my investment portfolio go nowhere, and then still having to pay high management fees to my advisor, I lost trust in fund managers and the financial industry in general.

After subscribing to Volatility Trading Strategies I get the best of both.  My retirement fund is growing faster than ever, and I’m paying just a fraction of the fees I used to.”

Michael Anderson

“I’ve always wanted to play a more active role in my investing, but with a family and a full time job I just didn’t think I had the time.

But the Total Portfolio Solution is so easy to follow.  Just a couple minutes a few times per month and I get great performance without ever having to pay a financial advisor.”

Sandy McGrath

“I lost a significant portion of my retirement fund in the financial crisis of 2008, and it looks like very little has changed since then.  Regulations were not improved, nobody was held accountable, and it seems to be business as usual.

It gives me peace of mind knowing that this time around I will be profiting from the very same volatility that was the cause of my losses back then.”

Aarav Singh

The Daily Email

As a subscriber, every day before 12:00 Eastern Time you will be getting a single email from me that includes all the current positions we hold as well as any new positions we will be getting into that day.  This means you'll have all the new daily trades before I take them myself, as it should be.  Full transparency, all trades posted live before taking them.  None of this, here's what we did after the fact nonsense that's so common these days...

 

  • If you're a subscriber to just the Volatility Strategies your email will have information for just those 3 strategies

The VTS Indicators

The VTS Indicators are an easy to understand method of conveying the trade signals in our daily email to subscribers.  The needle will point to one of the only three possible positions our trading strategies will ever take:

 

VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VTS Tactical Balanced Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VTS Discretionary Strategy:

  • This is our freestyle strategy that will involve any number of different trade types depending on market conditions.  It's designed both as an investable strategy, as well as a teaching strategy where I will go into much more detail of each trade.
  • To learn more about the strategy, check out the video on the VTS Discretionary Strategy

 

VTS Conservative Vol  +  VTS Aggressive Vol

  • Both are volatility strategies designed for investors with different risk tolerance levels.
  • Both have a VTS indicator that looks very similar to the Tactical Volatility ones above.
  • Both will be included with every subscription level so you will always see all the volatility strategies in your daily email

 

 

 

 

 

This is NOT Day Trading

None of our trading strategies are very active, so most of the time you will just read the email and nothing else will be required of you that day.  It's extremely easy to follow our strategies.

 

  • The VTS Tactical Balanced Strategy averages 3.5 trade transactions per month.
  • The VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy averages 2.9 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Aggressive Vol Strategy averages 1.8 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Conservative Vol Strategy averages 2.5 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Discretionary Strategy averages about  4 trade transactions per month

Executing Trades

On those few days per month when trades are required, you will open your trading software and execute the trades.

 

  • Margin accounts are the easiest to work with, but cash accounts are also acceptable.  If you are using a margin account you can execute trades any time of day, but if you choose you can also use MOC "market on close" orders as well.  It's not required, but I personally do use MOC orders so that all my trades execute at the end of the day.
  • If you are trading in Cash accounts, just input your trades manually at any time throughout the day.  We're all very busy so honestly whenever is most convenient for you will work just fine.  The small differences in execution prices throughout the day should balance out over time.
  • IRA style tax sheltered accounts are allowed.  Our Tactical Balanced Strategy and our Volatility Strategies only trade long ETPs so all account structures are allowed.  However there may be some exceptions but we do have full troubleshooting and ETF replacements if you're having issues.  For our Discretionary Options Strategy please contact your broker.  Several of them allow option trading within tax sheltered accounts but there are some that don't so please contact them directly.
  • The VTS Discretionary Options Strategy does require a margin account with options trading authorization

The Daily Email

As a subscriber, every day before 12:00 Eastern Time you will be getting a single email from me that includes all the current positions we hold as well as any new positions we will be getting into that day.  This means you'll have all the new daily trades before I take them myself, as it should be.  Full transparency, all trades posted live before taking them.  None of this, here's what we did after the fact nonsense that's so common these days...

 

  • If you're a subscriber to just the Volatility Strategies your email will have information for just those 3 strategies

The VTS Indicators

The VTS Indicators are an easy to understand method of conveying the trade signals in our daily email to subscribers.  The needle will point to one of the only three possible positions our trading strategies will ever take:

 

VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VTS Tactical Balanced Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VTS Discretionary Strategy:

  • This is our freestyle strategy that will involve any number of different trade types depending on market conditions.  It's designed both as an investable strategy, as well as a teaching strategy where I will go into much more detail of each trade.
  • To learn more about the strategy, check out the video on the VTS Discretionary Strategy

 

VTS Conservative Vol  +  VTS Aggressive Vol

  • Both are volatility strategies designed for investors with different risk tolerance levels.
  • Both have a VTS indicator that looks very similar to the Tactical Volatility ones above.
  • Both will be included with every subscription level so you will always see all the volatility strategies in your daily email

 

 

 

 

 

This is NOT Day Trading

None of our trading strategies are very active, so most of the time you will just read the email and nothing else will be required of you that day.  It's extremely easy to follow our strategies.

 

  • The VTS Tactical Balanced Strategy averages 3.5 trade transactions per month.
  • The VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy averages 2.9 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Aggressive Vol Strategy averages 1.8 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Conservative Vol Strategy averages 2.5 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Discretionary Strategy averages about  4 trade transactions per month

Executing Trades

On those few days per month when trades are required, you will open your trading software and execute the trades.

 

  • Margin accounts are the easiest to work with, but cash accounts are also acceptable.  If you are using a margin account you can execute trades any time of day, but if you choose you can also use MOC "market on close" orders as well.  It's not required, but I personally do use MOC orders so that all my trades execute at the end of the day.
  • If you are trading in Cash accounts, just input your trades manually at any time throughout the day.  We're all very busy so honestly whenever is most convenient for you will work just fine.  The small differences in execution prices throughout the day should balance out over time.
  • IRA style tax sheltered accounts are allowed.  Our Tactical Balanced Strategy and our Volatility Strategies only trade long ETPs so all account structures are allowed.  However there may be some exceptions but we do have full troubleshooting and ETF replacements if you're having issues.  For our Discretionary Options Strategy please contact your broker.  Several of them allow option trading within tax sheltered accounts but there are some that don't so please contact them directly.
  • The VTS Discretionary Options Strategy does require a margin account with options trading authorization

The Daily Email

As a subscriber, every day before 12:00 Eastern Time you will be getting a single email from me that includes all the current positions we hold as well as any new positions we will be getting into that day.  This means you'll have all the new daily trades before I take them myself, as it should be.  Full transparency, all trades posted live before taking them.  None of this, here's what we did after the fact nonsense that's so common these days...

 

  • If you're a subscriber to just the Volatility Strategies your email will have information for just those 3 strategies

The VTS Indicators

The VTS Indicators are an easy to understand method of conveying the trade signals in our daily email to subscribers.  The needle will point to one of the only three possible positions our trading strategies will ever take:

 

VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VTS Tactical Balanced Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VTS Discretionary Strategy:

  • This is our freestyle strategy that will involve any number of different trade types depending on market conditions.  It's designed both as an investable strategy, as well as a teaching strategy where I will go into much more detail of each trade.
  • To learn more about the strategy, check out the video on the VTS Discretionary Strategy

 

VTS Conservative Vol  +  VTS Aggressive Vol

  • Both are volatility strategies designed for investors with different risk tolerance levels.
  • Both have a VTS indicator that looks very similar to the Tactical Volatility ones above.
  • Both will be included with every subscription level so you will always see all the volatility strategies in your daily email

 

 

 

 

 

This is NOT Day Trading

None of our trading strategies are very active, so most of the time you will just read the email and nothing else will be required of you that day.  It's extremely easy to follow our strategies.

 

  • The VTS Tactical Balanced Strategy averages 3.5 trade transactions per month.
  • The VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy averages 2.9 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Aggressive Vol Strategy averages 1.8 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Conservative Vol Strategy averages 2.5 trade transactions per month
  • The VTS Discretionary Strategy averages about  4 trade transactions per month

Executing Trades

On those few days per month when trades are required, you will open your trading software and execute the trades.

 

  • Margin accounts are the easiest to work with, but cash accounts are also acceptable.  If you are using a margin account you can execute trades any time of day, but if you choose you can also use MOC "market on close" orders as well.  It's not required, but I personally do use MOC orders so that all my trades execute at the end of the day.
  • If you are trading in Cash accounts, just input your trades manually at any time throughout the day.  We're all very busy so honestly whenever is most convenient for you will work just fine.  The small differences in execution prices throughout the day should balance out over time.
  • IRA style tax sheltered accounts are allowed.  Our Tactical Balanced Strategy and our Volatility Strategies only trade long ETPs so all account structures are allowed.  However there may be some exceptions but we do have full troubleshooting and ETF replacements if you're having issues.  For our Discretionary Options Strategy please contact your broker.  Several of them allow option trading within tax sheltered accounts but there are some that don't so please contact them directly.
  • The VTS Discretionary Options Strategy does require a margin account with options trading authorization

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