December could not continue the outstanding performance of November, but neither could this be expected. But we are very happy that the real money account reached a new all-time high at the end of the year.
December performance in real money account
We started December with an account balance of $181,662.42 and stood at $188,437.59 on December 31st, a percentage increase of 3.73%.
With our 3.73% we are moving exactly where the broad market and thus our benchmark is.
- Short in the calendar spread on the VIX (VIX) + $6,3000.96
December was probably the quietest month in our real money account, as we only closed one trade and only opened one trade. But don’t forget that patience and discipline are the keys to success. We were missing the spots and a reallocation of our equity positions was not necessary.
Performance since the start of the real money account
Since the start of the real money account, we have achieved an overall performance of 88.4%.
To compare the benchmarks over the same period:
If things continue as before, we will be able to double our account every 3 years and thus have an average annual return of 26%. If you take into account that we had to mange 2 difficult events (black swan in Natural Gas and Coronavirus), this is remarkable.
Current positions in our real money account
We currently have these positions open:
Screenshot 04/01/2021 10:00 a.m.
There is really nothing to report as nothing has happened in the account. We will gradually start reducing positions in the VXX over the next few weeks.
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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