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Trump Tweeted. Markets Tanked. Who Sold?

By Irene Aldridge Yesterday, on December 4, 2018, at 10:03 AM ET, President Trump has tweeted about tariffs. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. equity markets entered a significant intraday decline that many online commentators attributed directly to the President’s tweet. While the observed market sell-off may

Just Selling Volatility? You Can Do Better.

By Irene Aldridge Selling volatility has been a popular trading strategy among hedge funds over the past couple of years. At the core of the strategy’s popularity is the observation that volatility becomes considerably more severe when the markets are moving down rather than when