Level 1 - Get Coached Up

Buy the book inspired by VIPER.

Our Ebook, "Volatility Trading Demystified for Retail Investors" clarifies concepts and prepares the reader for investing in volatility as an asset class.  Whether the idea of volatility investing is totally foreign to you, or you've been "burned" by trading volatility in the past,  consider this the "missing manual" for the retail investor.   Written in plain, easy to understand language, this book introduces the core concepts every investor needs to know.

Whether or not you choose to follow VIPER, at $4.99 this is a must read!

Level 2 - Get Coached Up And Get Involved!

Subscribe monthly to daily VIPER updates.

Purchase a recurring monthly subscription to daily VIPER updates and we'll throw in the Ebook for free.

At $20/month, this subscription works out to 91 cents per trading day.

VIPER daily updates are delivered via email and are designed to fully assist the retail investor in implementing the strategy.

Read more about how they work here.

Level 3 - Get Coached Up And Get Serious About Portfolio Enhancement!

Subscribe yearly to daily VIPER updates.

Purchase a recurring YEARLY subscription to daily VIPER updates and you guessed it, we'll throw in the Ebook for free.

At $200 per year, this subscription works out to 79 cents per trading day.  An excellent value for the investor that is ready to unlock the returns that trading volatility can provide.

VIPER daily updates are delivered via email to your inbox every trading day and are designed to fully assist the retail investor in implementing the strategy.

Read more about how they work here.

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Why VIPER works ...

  1. It’s fact based. It focuses on the fact that the VIX is mean reverting, and that it more often than not will take an organized approach back to baseline (after spikes).
  2. It’s stubborn, but cautious. It seeks to identify market environments where the conditions are conducive for a volatility “spike”, or if the spike has occurred, if it’s best to get to the sidelines.
  3. If #2 has proven true, it makes this determination quickly, which leads to point 4.
  4. It’s willing to step out for a bit and wait for the spike to begin to heal.
  5. When the spike begins to heal, it’s back in the ring.
  6. It averages 1.2 trades per month!

Advantages of VIPER Over Other Volatility Trading Strategies

Absolutely there are distinct advantages to trading the VIPER strategy.  The most prominent would be the overall lack of trading involved in implementing this strategy. It is easy to fall into the trap of trading too much.  The costs, management, time commitment, etc., add up quickly.  VIPER has generated < $350 in TOTAL commissions since inception!

We let the product do the “options trading”.  VIPER has similar characteristics to trading options with a short volatility bias.  However, actually engaging in options trading effectively and with equal returns as VIPER will cost far more in commissions and is usually beyond the scope of even sophisticated retail investors.  This would involve much more position management, portfolio tracking, margin, software and an enhanced account. Most importantly, VIPER is inherently less risky – the strategy is never short contracts.  This is a welcome sign to your broker and ultimately to you.