For some reason, I have taken a liking to shorting SVXY as compared to going long UVXY if prices are right in the underlying. I don't know what it is; I just seem to have trouble getting fills at the mid price in UVXY ... . Although I would like the price in SVXY to be higher, it is high enough to generate sufficient credit for my tastes via short call verticals on relatively short expiry time frames (two-three weeks max) with the short call leg at or above the 98 strike.
Sep 4th 98/101 SVXY Short Call Vertical
POP %: 70%
Max Profit/Loss: .93 credit/contract; 2.07/contract
Notes: Due to the short time frame involved, I generally look to take these off at max profit or very near to it. Naturally, this is a very "play it by ear" sort of thing. If price appears to be flirting with my short call strike at any time before expiry (i.e., it's uncomfortably close to it), I generally opt to roll the setup out for duration and credit, especially when I've gotten in at a break-even above resistance ... .