We were able to continue the growth from March in April and are still above our target for the year. The time will soon come to set up our income strategies in the Russell2000 again. We also made some new trades in commodities in April, including a calendar spread in corn.
April performance in real money account
We started April with an account balance of $219,295.24 and stood at $225,456.13 on April 30th, a percentage gain of 2.81%.
In April, too, with the 2.81% we achieved, we were somewhere between the benchmarks. However, we have some very attractive trades that will soon be giving us another outperformance.
- Short in the calendar spread on the VIX (VIX) at + $8,050.48
- Covered puts on the VXX at + $377.09
- Short in the VXX at + $5,400.00
- Short in the VXX at + $3,800.00
We started many new trades in April, as can be seen in the overview of all positions below. Most of the closed positions were still a consequence of the Corona crash and the associated lower volatility.
Performance since the start of the real money account
Since the start of the real money account, we have achieved an overall performance of 125%.
For comparison, the development of the known benchmarks over the same period:
We are still very far ahead of the comparative benchmarks and want to expand this lead even more. The aim is to increase the account tenfold within 10 years, i.e. to crack 1 million.
Current positions in our real money account
We currently have these positions open:
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There are currently a little more trades in the commodity markets, but our equity trades are also doing pretty well at the moment and are fortunately very well protected against major crashes.
Overview of past 3 monthly reports
Here you can find the individual reports of our real money account for the last 3 months:
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