U.S. options market not very 'Trumped up' ahead of vote

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Trump holds a campaign rally in Naples, FloridaProspects that the presidential election will inject a hefty dose of volatility into U.S. stock markets are fading fast as Republican Donald Trump’s victory odds lengthen. A reading of positioning data on options tied to the benchmark S&P 500 index shows little pickup in demand for contracts that would offer investors downside insurance in the event that stock prices take a major hit right after the Nov. 8 election. “There had been a modest premium bump for November options a few weeks ago, but that seems to have faded steadily with Trump’s slide in polls,” Purves said.

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