Coronavirus fears spark put trading as investors mull longer term disruption

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By Ross Lancaster
30 Jan 2020

Fear in financial markets at the spread of the coronavirus is making many investors reconsider how to position for the year's first quarter.

Volatility spiked at the beginning of the week, with the VIX index jumping from a 14.56 close last Friday to a 19.02 high on Monday. Volatility traders failed to reach that level again in the following days, but activity was lively. The index was at 17.22 when GlobalCapital ...

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