February In Review

By Craig Bewick
FEB 26 2021

And that’s a wrap on the 2021’s second month of trading.  After the dust has settled, some notable price and volatility moves for February include:

  • Equities up slightly and volatility, even with the increase over the last couple of days, declined
  • WTI Crude Oil prices increased by 18% (which you might have guessed if you’ve filled your gas tank up recently) and volatility was higher
  • Gold prices down 6% while volatility is near steady
  • As we’ve covered fairly extensively, US Bond prices declined substantially (yields higher) and volatility is up sharply
  • Bitcoin prices up by over 35%

We will publish the answer to yesterday’s Question of the Day on Monday – Thanks to everyone who has submitted an answer.

We hope everyone has a nice weekend and we’ll be back to see what March brings!


Craig Bewick has spent 25 years in futures and options markets, starting at CBOT and CME working in risk management, regulatory, technology, product management and client development. 

Connect with Craig at activetrader@cmegroup.com

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