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Watch Volatility Into Year-End!


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A mystery trader made a multi-million bet on a spike in volatility.

Released on Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:45 PM ET
by Email Russ UrbanContact SpeculatingStocks

Pittsburgh, PA (SpeculatingStocks) - A trade on volatility has caught the attention of Wall Street due to its sheer size in being the largest trade this year on the CBOE volatility index. The trader initiated the trade back in July and appears the trader is looking for the VIX to start rising in the short-term.

It has seemed like volatility has been at historical lows forever, but it has been downtrodden for over a year. Volatility is due and geopolitical events generally move the VIX with the North Korea situation only seeming to escalate weekly.

The trader could just be hedging other bets, but the argument for volatility makes a lot of sense. The market is at all-time highs and a decent-sized correction would be healthy right now.

The go to trades to play volatility are ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures (NYSE:UVXY), VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX ST ETN (NASDAQ:TVIX), and iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (NYSE:VXX).

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⇒ About the Author of this News Article:

Russ Urban has been following the stock market for over 17 years and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. From a young age, he watched CNBC with a keen eye and became obsessed with the market and technology. Russ Urban has written hundreds of stock articles and stock picks through the years since he founded, Inc. in 2006 and holds strong faith in the power of the markets and capitalism.

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