Investors target short-dated S&P puts

By Daniel O'Leary
25 Aug 2014

Investors are shifting to short-dated September or October puts on the S&P 500, targeting strikes between 1,900 and 1,800.

The put flow comes as investor concerns grow over instability in the Middle East, issues around the Russia and Ukraine conflict and US monetary policy, according to an equity derivative trader in New York. “There’s barely anybody buying calls,” he said. “A few weeks ago, people started to ...

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