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Heightened volatility has been a staple of US equities since March, with the VIX index staying stubbornly higher compared to its long-term average of sub-20 levels. US markets could see a sudden spike in volumes later today, when large derivatives positions roll over as options and futures expire in what is called ‘quadruple witching’, which happens once a quarter.During the week of the last quadruple witching on March 20, the VIX surged to its highest levels since the Global Financial Crisis. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones index then found their respective year-to-date troughs in the... Read More
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