It is the 14th of October 2019

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"We May Be Very Close To The Turning Point": Selloff Blamed On This Note From JPM's Marko Kolanovic

While nobody knows what catalyzed for the sharp selloff over the last hour, with Citi blaming it on Acrophobia, or fear of heights, saying  that "US equities opened at record highs, key levels were being approached in fixed income while USD enjoyed a bid across the board... However since then, it looks like markets have gotten a small case of cold feet", Bloomberg had a different idea, when it observed that stocks erased gains around 12:30 p.m. as S&P 500 fell 0.5% over 60 minutes to low of 2,469.51. It notes that the "weakness occurred as traders circulated a note by JPMorgan quant strategist Marko Kolanovic that cautioned investors on the risks of record-low volatility in the equity market."

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About That $262 Million Man VIX Option Play - Analysis

We just read a very insightful post in zerohedge in which the author describes a massive potential payout for someone who recently placed a large option play on in the ViX. Here is his description as quoted in Business Insider.

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Someone Just Made An "Unprecedented" Bet On An Imminent Surge In Bond Volatility

Step aside "50 cent", there is a new mystery vol trader on the block, one who is certain that a vol quake is about to strike US Treasurys.

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