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Market volatility on the decline despite global geopolitical risks – OptionsDesk

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OptionsDesk broker Simon Hanouka takes Proactive's Stephen Gunnion through the recent decline in market volatility.

Hanouka highlighted the decrease in the Volatility Index (VIX), currently trading around $13, almost 22% below its 50-day moving average. This reduction is attributed to various factors, including strong performances from major US companies, the possible end of the rate hiking cycle, and cautious trading approaches by fund managers towards the year's end.

Hanouka explained that the current low volatility offers unique trading opportunities. Traders can capitalize on this by selling short-term volatility and buying long-term volatility through strategies like calendar spreads and ratio spreads.

He emphasised that offers detailed insights and examples for traders to navigate this low volatility environment effectively. Despite the current stability, Hanouka cautioned about the unpredictability of the market. He noted that given global geopolitical risks, the VIX trading under 20 seems underpriced, and there's always a possibility of change.

His insights underscore the importance of staying informed and adaptable in a fluctuating market environment.

For more detailed strategies and market analysis, Hanouka directed traders to, where they can find comprehensive resources for trading in these conditions.

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