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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Trading VXX Using FVE Model
- Trading simulations based on VXX showed similar but slightly less results than simulations done on front month VIX-futures. VXX 301% annualized returns vs VIX Futures 344% annualized returns. Peak to Trough drawdown on daily equity graph of 18.4%, however, was better in VXX simulation. In VIX futures simulation, the comparable figure was 22.8%. Calmar's Ratio for VXX: 301/18.4 = 16.36. Calmar's Ratio for Vix Futures: 331/22.8 = 14.52. So, on a risk adjusted basis, VXX trading strategy appears slightly superior.