Insights

Don’t Get Caught with Your Shorts Down

Shorting vs Selling Volatility – What’s The Difference?So far in 2023 there has been an abundance of headlines driving persistent uncertainty. Risks abound in light ...
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September 2023 Market Recap

The S&P 500® Index returned -3.27% in the third quarter of 2023 with monthly returns of 3.21%, -1.59% and -4.77% for July, August and September, ...
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August 2023 Volatility Briefing

Implied volatility, as measured by the Cboe® Volatility Index (the VIX®), averaged 15.85 in August. Consistent with its typical relationship, average implied volatility exceeded realized ...
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Protection For Less

Higher Rates Lower Protection CostsInterest rates resumed their climb in August, after a reprieve in July, shifting the yield curve higher. For perspective, the 2-Year ...
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August 2023 Market Recap

After a five-month winning streak, the S&P 500® Index declined 1.59% in August. A surprise downgrade of U.S. credit by Fitch Ratings, a credit rating ...
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