After an all-time high (162,000 EUR) in our real money account, we had to admit defeat to the increasing volatility on October 30th. We are confident that a clear election result in the USA will bring with it a new all-time high.

October performance in real money account

We started October with an account balance of $149,512.31 and stood at $138,521.38 on October 30th, a loss of 7.35%.

Overview October

In the new display, you can also see the well-known comparison indices and can thus see that we have developed with the market.

As you may know, a large part of our account consists of positions that benefit from falling volatility. The following two charts clearly show what happened in the last week of October:

ES October

VIX October

The existing uncertainty regarding the election outcome in the USA and the second corona wave led to significant fluctuations in the markets and increased demand for hedging transactions. Our account suffered in both of these circumstances as we are both long stocks and short volatility.

Winning trades

  • Long in Calendar Spreads on Corn (ZC) with +$2,304.88

Losing trades

  • non

Thus, the realized winnings in our real money account amount to + $2,304.88. As you can still see, we are currently very careful with new positions and prefer to wait for good spots.

Performance since the start of the real money account

Since the start of the real money account, we have achieved an overall performance of 38.5%.

Inception October

The slump in the last week of October is very annoying, but very likely only temporary.

All benchmarks show worse performance in the comparison period:

Benchmarks Inception October

Current positions in our real money account

We currently have these positions open:

Positions October

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Our equity holdings continue to look good, even though Gazprom has not been able to recover. Our VIX spreads suffer from the continued high volatility.

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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