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VMIN: An ETF On Steroids

What would you think if you could get the same performance as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) but using only 12% of your portfolio? Well. I just figured out that it is possible, using the Rex VOLMAXX™ Short VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF (NYSEMKT:VMIN). The name is certainly a mouthful, but let me tell you, this ETF is on steroids!

I just ran a backtest using Portfolio123, with an asset allocation of 12% VMIN and 88% iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY), rebalancing weekly. The results are shown below. Read more ...

by Steve Auger