Investors look to profit from record low equity volatility

Hedge funds holding their nerve in game of volatility limbo


A hedge fund volatility trader compares the current state of the volatility markets to a "reduced to clear" sign at a supermarket: at first glance it appears heavily discounted but on further inspection it's not necessarily good value.

Globally, volatility is at multi-year lows across equity indexes, which could be interpreted in a positive light that six years on since the financial crisis the economic recovery has taken hold, the eurozone poses a reduced risk, bank balance sheets are in better

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