Clarification and latest positions

Just a quick note of clarification for you guys regarding option trading the VIX. Some brokers don’t offer options on the VIX so you have to use the VIX-based ETFs like VXX or VXZ in that case. We’re not going to be in these VIX options for more than a few weeks at most, so I expect the ETFs to track the VIX rather well in that time frame anyway in the end so assuming you aren’t buying some obscure VIX-vehicle, there’s not too much difference as to which VIX-related vehicle you buy calls in.

Anyway, here’s my latest positions, in approximate order from largest notional to smallest:

Longs –

  • Google
  • Apple
  • Fusion-IO
  • Cisco
  • Nuance
  • Cypress
  • Sandisk
  • Autodesk
  • VIX
  • Microsoft
  • Riverbed
  • Visteon
  • DBA

Shorts –

  • LPS
  • Apollo
  • Bank of New York
  • PNC
  • Wells Fargo
  • Live Nation
  • SLV