This will be very quick before I head out to play poker, which is sort of appropriate for talking about our volatility trade (VXX).

Virtually everybody should have made money on this trade. The question to ask if you still own the calls is what now? Do you take the big profits to close out the week and see what happens or do you let it ride into another government shutdown week?

Nobody can tell you what to do here. The best I can tell you is what I did. Remember though, I manage money for other people, so I have to be very careful about "letting it ride." To read more, a subscription is needed: Click here to subscribe