A Week In Review

By Craig Bewick
SEP 04 2020

Well that was quite a start to September… As of mid-day, US Stocks were selling off again and volatility continued to rise, though more modestly than yesterday.  We’ll leave our readers with a recap of some of CME Group’s major products for the first week of September (keep in mind, there is still some time in the trading day; these statistics are as of mid-day).  Some highlights include:

  • Equity Index prices substantially lower, Implied Volatility substantially higher and Puts bid versus Calls
  • WTI Crude Oil prices lower and volatility substantially higher; the Puts were bid versus Calls here too
  • Gold prices and volatility were down only slightly

We hope all of our readers have a great weekend and for those in the US, a safe and happy Labor Day holiday.  We’ll be back on Tuesday to start the fall trading season and all the potentially market moving events it holds, not the least of which, the US Presidential election…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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. 

After 8.5 years with WH Trading LLC, Craig returned to CME Group as the Director, Client Development and Sales, working to educate and promote futures trading. Craig currently writes for InFocus Options Corner.

Connect with Craig at activetrader@cmegroup.com

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