Zero-day options and the shadow of the apocalypse

For some, 0DTEs could spell doom in adverse market conditions; others dismiss such talk as dramatics

Solar eclipse

The ancient Greeks saw a solar eclipse as an apocalyptic sign – a portent of doom. For other ancients, it was a positive omen that simply created more stars. Both views had their flaws.

Today, financial markets doomsayers are focused on another phenomenon – zero-days-to-expiry options, or 0DTEs – as the next harbinger of the apocalypse. And again, not everyone agrees.

From industry giants such as JP Morgan to retail traders on Twitter, a growing number of voices in financial markets warn of

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