I’ve been having a ball experimenting with CML’s TradeMachine Pro, which is an extraordinary tool for finding options ideas and doing backtesting. We have a special deal running with CML (click here to learn about it and watch a video about the product). Here’s a simple example – – it’s fascinating to see the sort of mayhem (and then eerie calm) leading up to and following the financial crisis.
This same period seemed to throw off better results by selling VIX puts instead of buying QQQ puts (above), which really surprised me.
Anyway, if nothing else, check out the video. It’s awfully cool.