1.5X UVXY & -0.5X SVXY Open/High/Low/Close values: March 2004–March 2018

Some volatility trading systems use intra-day open, high, low (OHL) prices as part of their algorithms for determining when to trade. UVXY and SVXY didn’t start trading until late 2011—just after the 2011 correction and well past the 2008/2009 bear market so there’s no actual trade data from those important downturns. To fill that deficiency I did some simulations a few years ago using the …

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Simulating Volatility ETP Open and Intraday High / Low Values

Previously I’ve done simulations, based on VIX futures, of volatility Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) back to 2004.  In these simulations, I only generated the closing values, but since then I’ve had requests for open/high / low (OHL) values.  I’ve extended my backtests to generate ETP opening and intraday highs and lows for many of the short and medium term volatility funds—specifically VXX, VIXY, TVIX, UVXY, …

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