Some people have been posting great XIV trading strategies, continually improving them, optimizing, adjusting this, adjusting that, using one indicator, then another, parking money in one instrument, then another instrument.
I've decided to consolidate all that knowledge into a single and ultimate XIV trading strategy that may be the simplest of them all. No optimization, no silly indicators, no parking money in some instruments, and in fact not doing anything but making money.
This strategy simply emulates a monkey who doesn't know what ta hell he is doing, he just buys XIV randomly and then desperately tries to sell it but doesn't know how.
Use it as a demonstration of how a monkey can make more money than people who over-optimize and spend their lives adjusting things, rather than buying themselves a monkey.
Edit: based on feedback, looks like you may need to setup some default stop-loss and profit-taking levels for your monkey. Or pick any random XIV strategy and continue optimizing it until it works.
Besides teasing, the point I'm trying to make is that XIV was one of the easiest stocks to trade so far and not many people were able to lose money on it. Even if they lost, they could start over and make profit again. At the same time, things can change at any moment and XIV can instantly become one of the most dangerous instruments, thus I just recommend researching it in detail to decide if this is something for you.
There is also a realistic algo problem shown here: that we're trying to optimize our strategies until we can fit our rules to work best with the past data, but the algo may not work thanks to our rules but thanks to the past market conditions and/or the nature of the instrument.