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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 former Target manager who made millions on a trade that just blew up refuses to throw in the towel
After this week's market meltdown, there was some concern over former Target manager Seth Golden's status, but he says he's just fine.
The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, spiked 84% on Monday, the biggest single-day increase on record.
MACQUARIE: Here’s how to protect against ‘grotesquely swollen financial markets’ that will go haywire this year
BI PRIME: Cross-asset measures of volatility have been at low levels for months, but that's about to change, and investors can capitalize, says Macquarie.
BI PRIME: Credit Suisse highlights the three things that could whip up stock market volatility in 2018.
BI PRIME: A mystery trader can't stop making huge bets on a VIX spike, rolling over a massive wager to forecast a stock market shock by February.
BI PRIME: Goldman Sachs expects market volatility to come roaring back in 2018, which will unlock investment opportunities in the areas that move the most.
BI PRIME: Two exchange-traded products used to short volatility have surged almost 200% in 2017, much to the chagrin of market experts who hate the trade.
Investors are increasingly wagering on stock market volatility, according to a measure of options trading.
The mysterious volatility trader known as "50 Cent" has lost $197 million in 2017 betting on a spike in the VIX, which would accompany a stock market shock.