Key Takeaways with Craig
US Equities sold off sharply to finish the week lower while US Treasury yields were near steady on the day. Not surprisingly, implied volatility in CME’s Equity Index options rallied with today’s price break. So, after another volatile week, we recap the weekly price and volatility in some of CME’s major products using QuikStrike data in the table below. On the week:
- US Equity Indexes were lower and implied volatility rose fairly substantially
- WTI Crude Oil futures prices were lower but still over $100 per barrel; implied volatility continued to fall.
- Gold prices and volatility were little changed on the week
- Treasury yields climbed again
- Bitcoin prices ended only slightly lower, but well off the week’s high levels.
As we head into the last week of April, we still seem to have more questions than answers and we’ll be back on Monday to report on CME Group markets. Have a nice weekend.
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