This complimentary article from Options Profits was originally published on September 19
The VIX Calls that are chosen would be the next expiring month call option that has a delta of 0.30. The price of these options is determined by the offer price at 10:00 am Chicago time on the day. Finally, the position in VIX Calls is not altered until expiration when the option positions are cash settled and a position is possibly established. Performance of VXTH is available going back to March 2006. The chart below compares performance of the VXTH Index and the S&P 500 Total Return Index. his comparison assumes $100 invested in both indexes in March 2006 and is held through the end of August 2012.
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