February kept what we promised ourselves. In the last monthly report in January we said:

“The most recent drop should be quickly forgotten as soon as the markets calm down. We assume that we will be able to report a new high in the next monthly report.”

We recovered in no time and actually hit a new high in our real money account.

February performance in real money account

We started February with an account balance of $168,987.28 and stood at $207,078.62 on February 28th, a percentage profit of 22.54%.

Overview February 21

While the well-known benchmarks had to be content with 6% in the peak, we were able to achieve almost 28% in the peak with our real money account. This marked a new all-time high of over $216,000. Even though we weren’t able to maintain the level, we’re very satisfied with the overall performance both in February and throughout the time since the account was launched.

Winning trades

  • Short in the calendar spread on the VIX (VIX) +$12,380.96
  • Short on VXX with +$14,227.50

Losing trades

We closed a large part of our positions in February that were betting on falling volatility. We are prepared for the next crash and have further refined our strategy.

Performance since the start of the real money account

Since the start of the real money account, we have achieved an overall performance of 107%.

Inception February 21

You will see a clear drop at the end of the chart, which is due to the increase in volatility at the end of January. The recovery set in very quickly and led to a new all-time high in the real money account. We are currently ahead of the goal we have roughly set for the end of March.

For comparison, the development of the known benchmarks over the same period:

Benchmarks February 21

Since the Corona crash we have left all benchmarks very clearly behind us, although the performance of the S&P500 (ES) and the broadly based MSCI World (EUNL) is by no means bad. The DAX is far behind.

Current positions in our real money account

We currently have these positions open:

Positions February 21

Screenshot 01/03/2021 9:25 a.m.

As you can see, we closed all CFDs on the VXX compared to January and now only have 4 VXX short in our portfolio. However, these are already indirectly provided with a take profit. We will close it at 13 with put options sold.

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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