Election hedging up as traders face battle of fine margins

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By Ross Lancaster
03 Sep 2020

Traders across asset classes are beginning to position in size as the US presidential election approaches, with an expected tight run-off making it very hard to time the market.

The VIX futures market this week hit the largest gap on record between the spot level of the underlying index and the second month contract — an 8.8 point difference. The second month contract expires just before the election vote.

But options markets across asset classes are experiencing a ...

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