Equity-bond sell-off leads to more derivatives hedging

After last week's equity and bond market sell-offs, investors are worried about the positive correlation between the two asset classes, leading to increased hedging with derivatives, according to an equity derivatives strategist.

  • By Costas Mourselas
  • 13 Feb 2018
Triggered by good wage data from the US Department of Labor on February 2, and subsequent fears over Federal Reserve rate hikes, the sell-off last week saw the S&P 500 drop as volatility levels rocketed. The S&P 500 is down 6% since February 2, even if it has ...

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