I have been dissecting the XIV/VXX system marketed by one of the option companies and think I have a better version for the bistroers which many of you are already doing. As I clear out some margin I will start it with a few contracts and keep it rolling TT style. Sell 45 DTE delta 16 or so options and roll as they decay.
So when the VIX heads into backwardization like today, this service goes long VXX when it reverts to contango they close VXX and go long XIV. We can do the same with SVXY and UVXY but with a turbo because of the options.
Sell puts on SVXY and calls on UVXY after a volatility spike or both for the turbo effect. Then when we hit backwardization can sell puts on VXX or go long UVXY stock and get called out on the sold calls. As short as the spikes seem to be I would use short dated options, especially on the VXX. Or if you sold puts on SVXY just take delivery of the stock and then you are long on the reverse anyway.
I know most of you are doing this and I am preaching to the choir but thanks to all of you I am learning how to play VXX game as well and just thinking out loud about ways to keep it rolling long term and make more profits along the way.
Looks like everyone did well today, once I fixed my margin issue I had no problems and should come out ahead in a few weeks.