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Investor Fears Drive Up Hedging Costs

October 11, 2018

Investor Fears Drive Up Hedging Costs Stock-options bets are priciest in months

Investors are bracing for greater turmoil across markets, increasing hedges on their stock positions after months of calm.

They are snapping up options that pay out if the S&P 500 takes a drastic fall, driving up the cost of hedging stock portfolios to the most in months.