Your Daily Brief For October 4th

Your Daily Brief For October 4th

2 months ago1 min

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In today’s Daily Brief, we'll look at what recent trading activity in volatility options reveals about investors' outlooks.

"Investors are on course to trade a record volume of options tied to the VIX volatility index this year, with the bulk of the increase coming from buying call options (which pay off if volatility surges). And because spikes in volatility often align with intense market selloffs, that signals investors are growing increasingly skeptical of this year’s stock market rally."

Key takeaways:

  • Trading in volatility options this year is on pace to break 2017’s record, with the chosen trades signaling that investors are bracing for a dip
  • Renewable energy stocks have been taking a beating, driven by both rising interest rates and firms’ reliance on long-term contracts


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