North Korea nervousness boosts derivatives volumes

Volumes up Fotolia
By GlobalCapital
05 Sep 2017

Derivative volumes for August rose above those for August 2016 as North Korea's aggressive rocket and nuclear warhead actions increased geopolitical concerns and market volatility.

The increased geopolitical tensions added to uncertainty over the timing of the US Federal Reserve's next interest rate rise and the European Central Bank's further winding down of its quantitative easing programme.

Financial market volatility increased over the month. The VIX index, which started August at 10.3% ...

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