After a short dry spell in June, we were able to shine again with a very respectable performance in July. This came about without much effort and is essentially based on the results of current positions from the previous months.
July performance in real money account
We started July with an account balance of $136,523.97 and stood at $148,984.76 on July 31st, a percentage gain of 9.13%.
So we were able to leave all known benchmarks behind:
- Calendar spread in the VIX at + $2,740.48
- no losing trade
Thus, the realized profits in our real money account amount to $2,740.48 and result from only one single trade. The reduced trading activity is due to a lack of trading spots, but it doesn’t bother us. Patience is part of it and leaving out mediocre spots can even increase returns.
Performance since the start of the real money account
Since the start of the real money account, we have achieved an overall performance of 49%.
The following chart shows the performance of the known benchmarks over the same period:
We are clearly ahead of the DAX and Russell 2000 and even outperform the S&P 500 by a distance.
Current positions in our real money account
We currently have these positions open:
Screenshot 01.08.2020 9:00 a.m.
Our equity holdings are all looking very good, and the trades that build on a continued decline in volatility are well up.
Overview of past 3 monthly reports
Here you can find the individual reports of our real money account from the last 3 months:
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