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October 2020 Market Perspective

Friday, November 6, 2020

The presidential election has been a factor in volatility market dynamics for most of 2020. There have been three notable elements to the volatility environment recently: abnormal term structure expressed in the Cboe® Volatility Index (the VIX®) futures curve and specific index option expirations, above average implied volatility levels and significant positive spreads between implied volatility and realized volatility (a phenomenon known as Volatility Risk Premium). Election uncertainty has been a component of each phenomenon, but other factors have played a role as well. How might the passing of election day impact these three key elements?
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October 2020 Market Recap

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The S&P 500® Index returned -2.66% for the month of October, bringing its year-to-date return to 2.77%. The equity market decline was driven by uncertainty around fiscal stimulus and a resurgence of concern regarding COVID-19.
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2020 Active Overwrite Commentary - Q3

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Read our Q3 Active Overwrite Commentary for a review of strategy performance and positioning during the quarter. 
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