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Bernie on 'Nightly Business Report': The Market Hedge that Wasn't

Why the wildly popular volatility trade imploded

by 11/27/2012 9:01:10 AM
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On Friday, Nov. 23, I was the featured Market Monitor on PBS's "Nightly Business Report" with Tom Hudson. The topic of the day was volatility -- namely, the much-anticipated spike in volatility that never quite played out the way many investors expected. Check out the video below for more details, including:

  • The dismal performance of a popular volatility-based ETN this year, and how this plays into my stock market outlook for next year

  • Why investors shifted toward VIX calls over SPY puts as their option "hedge" of choice

  • How I'm playing bonds in the current market environment


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