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Analysis: Stock market volatility - Options traders expect more, more, more

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By Saqib Iqbal AhmedNEW YORK (Reuters) - A new normal is taking root in U.S. stock markets, and the word that best sums it up starts with a "V".For the second time this year, volatility has returned with a vengeance, and traders in the equity options market are betting ongoing market gyrations are not about to let up any time soon.This year's regular bouts of volatility mark a sharp departure from 2017 when daily stock gyrations plunged to a multi-decade low. Indeed, the S&P 500 Index is on pace for its most volatile year since 2015, Refinitiv data showed.Persistent trade-related tensions ...

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First Published: Wed, November 21 2018. 23:01 IST
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