Trading $TVIX

Lately the markets have not been super strong so the $VIX has been up a lot. This post will be dedicated to all of the trades that I make on $TVIX.


These patterns are simply ones I have noticed over a period of a couple of days that would have panned out if I had traded them.

I would recommend sitting on the bid if you’re going in with small size since it generally has some type of dip before the $SPY really starts crashing.

  1. Buying after the $SPY cracks a support level (previous close in this case). This trade below would have worked if I had just given it some time to play out.

  2. Buying after the $SPY has made multiple green candles in a row and the 1m makes a new low. This strategy seems a bit risky since sometimes you only get a small drop in the $SPY and you’ll get stopped out easily.

  3. Dip buying $TVIX when the $SPY starts topping. Similar to #2 but different time frames should be used for the $SPY.



I am not a registered financial adviser/broker/anything. Use this information for entertainment/informational purposes only. Any tickers mentioned are not recommendations to buy/sell/or sell short. They are used as examples only.