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Quadruple Witching Sparks Bursts of Trading Amid Options Anxiety

September 18, 2020

“Equity transactions surged Friday amid a quarterly event known as quadruple witching, when options and futures on indexes and equities expire. About 14 billion shares changed hands, roughly 40% above the three-month average. The S&P 500 tumbled almost 2% before paring the loss by half at the close.”

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