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Everyone is Hedging Against a Big Price Fall

Everyone is Hedging Against a Big Price Fall

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Markets have looked rosy recently, with little volatility and solid gains. The media has even given in to the optimism, with pessimistic headlines receding. That said, new data shows that investors are starting to get more nervous as hedging activity has seen a rise. Treasuries have seen gains as investors grow more pessimistic about the economy, and utility stocks-long a safe haven-have rallied. ETFs that benefit from drops in volatility have also seen outflows.

FINSUM : All the signs point to tightening investor nerves. However, that does mean trouble is coming. In fact, it could indicate the opposite.

  • stocks
  • hedging
  • economy
  • vix
  • Treasuries

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