VTS Community,

Some of you have been eagerly anticipating part 2 of the “stock replacement strategy” video that is hopefully going to solve some of your problems with executing ETFs through your broker.  If you’re living in Europe you may be especially interested.

I actually recorded the video last Sunday but because the example in the video is a short volatility position using VXX I really wanted to release it when we had a green light to short volatility.  Given that the markets had a pretty rough week with the VIX nearly touching 20 at one point I had to hold off.  Things have calmed down a little bit today but it’s still not conducive to taking a short volatility position so unfortunately we won’t be able to do that this week.  It’s looking good for early next week though so we’ll see if things hold.

However the video is just as valid without it so today is a good day to do this.  It’ll give everybody time to review part 1 and part 2 over the weekend and ask as many questions as you have.


The VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy was put on hold when the XIV was terminated.  The plan was always to resume the strategy as soon as other viable alternatives became available.  I think this is the perfect opportunity to do that.  We will use all the same signals and levels of risk management as before with no changes to the strategy.  The only difference being the trades will be executed with “in the money” long only options rather than an ETF.  Most of you will still likely just stick with the Conservative Vol or Aggressive Vol depending on risk tolerance, but the comeback of the Tactical Volatility will hopefully be able to include everyone else who’s been having difficulty.  Check with your broker to see if long options on VXX are available to you.  (Fingers crossed)


Here’s part 1 if you missed it:


Enjoy part 2 and ask as many questions as you want!


Current VTS Total Portfolio Solution Allocations

10% VTS Conservative Vol Strategy  –  Optional replacement for lower risk tolerance investors

10% VTS Aggressive Vol Strategy  –  Optional replacement for higher risk tolerance investors

50% VTS Tactical Balanced Strategy

20% VTS Iron Condor Strategy

10% VTS Discretionary Strategy

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