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Investors Panic-Buy Stock Crash Protection As Clinton Lead Grows

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 12, 2016 5:15 PM

Despite the mainstream media’s constant spewing of the chaos and carnage a Trump ‘win’ in November will cause to the global financial markets (remember Brexit?), it seems that as Hillary’s lead grows, so professionals are piling into downside protection at the fastest pace in US history

As Bloomberg notes, even with Hillary Clinton taking her biggest lead in the polls since August versus Republican Donald Trump, the relative cost of hedging a 5 percent decline in an exchange-traded fund tracking the S&P 500 is twice the cost of betting on a gain, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. High readings in the indicator known as skew came even as the CBOE Volatility Index spent the previous three weeks trading below 14, on average.

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