VIPER volatility investing strategy performance and trade count will be updated monthly on this page.  The performance is tracked in straight monthly terms, but also in a more exciting way.  The Growth of 10K grid takes into account any trades and the subsequent re-investment according to VIPER generated signals.  The result is good 'ol compounding!

There are also two complementary grids of the returns generated by simply buying and holding XIV and the growth of 10K invested once.

VIPER Monthly and Total Returns
JAN  FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Total
2011 42.72 -7.77 13.59 39.61
2012 24.2 2.4 34.54 -2.93 -27.9 26.55 4.3 7.12 21.48 -4.51 8.55 -11.8 82
2013 9.53 -8.67 17.67 5.17 2.61 -13.94 31.15 -16.03 10.07 -5.51 12.7 5.85 50.6
2014 -9.21 5.77 7.41 -4.15 18.9 14.77 -13.89 14.91 -11.25 23.53 11.62 -19.92 38.49
2015 -21.21 23.82 2.33 15.18 8.06 -10.96 10.95 -32.71 8.45 26.18 -8.72 -8.73 12.64
2016 -5.55 -6.87 25.53 -1.62 13.88 -31.99 30.99 9.35 5.56 -2.35 21.46 6.95 65.34
2017 20.8 2.59 6.54  3.4  -12.49  2.62  14.67  -12.46 16.51  12.32  6.09  17.61 78.2
VIPER Growth of $10K Invested Once And Compounded
JAN  FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
2011 14,271 13,302 14,953
2012 19,570 20,558 28,184 27,403 20,420 25,841 28,678 30,724 37,648 35,568 41,611 35,917
2013 44,099 42,393 49,090 51,433 50,377 43,496 58,757 50,963 58,321 56,927 64,288 67,487
2014 60,109 61,401 62,208 61,621 73,264 84,607 74,732 81,597 71,948 87,124 95,697 73,428
2015 58,879 77,224 81,681 94,131 106,558 95,758 113,278 77,365 77,506 98,959 95,012 90,480
2016 79,999 75,284 103,080 104,274 126,460 86,550 113,366 125,985 133,507 131,618 155,105 166,617
2017 216,513 225,601 245,526  252,452  229,612  240,197  271,596  240,831  280,720  321,760  339,258  386,918
VIPER # of Trades
(1 Trade = BUY or SELL, NOT A ROUNDTURN)
JAN  FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Total
2011 2 3 2 7
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4
2013 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
2014 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 10
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 8
2016 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 8
2017 0 0 2  0  3  0  0  0  0  1  0  0 6
XIV BUY and HOLD
Monthly and Total Returns
JAN  FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Total
2011 28.13 -12.96 14.01 21.16
2012 24.2 2.4 34.54 -2.93 -27.9 26.55 0 13.2 21.48 -4.51 10.91 -11.8 86.14
2013 12.58 -8.67 17.67 -1.38 2.61 -11.24 31.15 -16.03 10.07 4.81 12.7 5.85 60.12
2014 -15.15 17.12 7.41 0.31 18.9 14.77 -13.89 14.91 -11.25 -6.51 11.62 -15.61 22.63
2015 -21.21 23.82 2.33 15.18 8.06 -10.96 10.95 -47.42 10.63 26.18 -8.72 -17.17 -8.33
2016 -17.1 -6.87 25.94 -1.62 13.88 -21.78 29.88 9.35 -0.35 -2.35 21.46 6.95 57.39
2017 20.8 2.59 12.94  3.4  1.69  2.62  14.67  -12.46  16.51  12.32  6.09  17.61 75.02
XIV Growth of $10K Invested Once
JAN  FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
2011 12,811 11,151 12,714
2012 16,639 17,479 23,963 23,299 17,362 21,971 23,377 27,127 33,240 31,404 37,536 32,400
2013 40,895 39,313 45,524 44,723 43,805 39,020 52,711 45,719 52,320 56,637 63,960 67,144
2014 55,875 60,933 61,734 63,980 76,069 87,845 77,592 84,721 74,702 68,472 75,210 60,816
2015 48,766 63,960 67,651 77,963 88,256 79,311 93,822 50,074 47,555 60,718 58,297 50,397
2016 39,099 36,794 50,543 51,129 62,007 48,805 65,796 73,120 73,159 72,124 84,994 91,302
2017 118,644 123,624 142,627  146,850  154,892  162,997  184,304  163,427  190,495  229,086  230,219  262,561