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The ‘ultimate’ tail-risk trade?

O​n Oct. 6, someone bought 50,000 $VIX March (22nd of 2023) 150 calls for $0.19. So, that’s 50,000 contracts on the CBOE. Strike is 150 for $VIX—or, technically, for the March (2023) $VIX futures. And the expiration date is roughly six months from now....

More trouble ahead for markets?

W​e had been bullish on stocks since March 2009, when mark-to-market accounting was fixed and the financial panic started to recede. At that time, the S&P 500 traded as low as 677. What a time to buy! After that, we remained bullish. We didn’t...