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Options traders are already trying to game the 2020 election — and it’s happening far earlier than in prior cycles

Options traders have anticipated volatility to spike in September 2020 and continue to grow until election day.
The stock market slump at the end of 2018 affected billionaires worse than millionaires, Capgemini found.

Billionaires tend to make riskier investment choices than millionaires, and it helps explain why ultra high net worth individuals lost so much of thei...

The difference between billionaires' and millionaires' investment choices may be partially to blame, Capgemini told Business Insider.

Traders are piling into bitcoin as a haven against volatile markets. This researcher warns they could get burned.

Bitcoin is vulnerable to volatility expectations, short-term interest rates, and other risks to conventional investments, a new study finds.
A woman smokes a joint on the day Canada legalizes recreational marijuana at Trinity Bellwoods Park, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 17, 2018.

A bear market in stocks could be good news for legal marijuana

The "green rush" in 2018 could have something to do with last year's highly volatile stock market, says Chuck Thompson, a socionomics analyst.

The market’s ‘fear index’ has exploded upward as stocks around the world plummet

The VIX reflects expectations for volatility in the S&P 500, and it trades inversely to the benchmark roughly 80% of the time.
Barclays CEO Jes Staley

Barclays has the fastest growing stock trading team around — and it’s posing a threat to some of the biggest players

Barclays equities division is the fastest-growing on the planet. It reported second quarter earnings Thursday, growing its stock-trading business 37% to $807 million.

The mysterious trader known as ’50 Cent’ appears to be back betting on more stock market chaos

The mysterious volatility trader known as "50 Cent" appears to have made some new bets this week that the stock market will go nuts over the summer. The trades match a growing sentiment across Wall Street that the stock market could be in for a rocky ride over the next few months.

The dollar is the ‘collateral damage’ of Trump’s foreign policy

The dollar has rallied about 4% in recent months, and investor sentiment for the currency is the strongest in years. But some analysts say that's all about to change as President Donald Trump ratchets up tensions between the US and its closest allies.
CEO Sergio Ermotti of Swiss bank UBS smiles as he speaks at the annual news conference in Zurich, Switzerland January 22, 2018.

UBS investment bankers were given a target of 300 client meetings a year to boost business — and it seems to be working

The investment bank did better than expected in the first quarter thanks to the return of volatility.
Bridgewater's co-CIO Bob Prince.

$160 billion hedge fund exec: ‘We’ll probably have a much bigger shakeout coming’

Bob Prince, co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, said: "We don’t think this shakeout will be over in a matter of days."