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    Traders pile into defensive options plays as COVID-19 fears return

    Reuters - 11/26/2021

    Soaring volatility on Wall Street on concerns over a new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa sent investors scrambling into defensive options plays on Friday and boosted the Wall Street's most widely followed fear gauge to a more than two-month high.

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    2014 vs 2021: How a Fed taper can move asset prices

    Reuters - 11/03/2021

    - The Federal Reserve's taper in 2014 was preceded by sharp gyrations in Treasury markets and helped lay the foundations for a massive rally in the U.S. dollar. With the Fed widely expected to soon begin an unwind of its $120 billion in government bond buying, here's a comparison between the market backdrop around the time of the Fed's most recent unwind and today. TAPER TIME.

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    Investors look to U.S. inflation measures, eye bond gyrations as taper looms

    Reuters - 11/02/2021

    Investors are watching everything from bond volatility to inflation measures as they try to gauge how an expected unwind of the U.S. Federal Reserve's easy money policies will reverberate throughout markets.

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    With Fed taper expected, investors brace for rate hikes on horizon

    Reuters - 11/02/2021

    -As the U.S. Federal Reserve gears up to taper its huge asset purchases, investors reeling from gyrations in the bond market are scanning the road ahead for signs of how effectively the central bank can tighten policy to deal with stubbornly high inflation.

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    U.S. stock options traders see smooth sailing as Fed taper looms

    Reuters - 10/22/2021

    Options traders are showing little fear that U.S stocks will turn volatile in coming weeks, even as the Federal Reserve appears set to announce an unwind of the easy money policies that helped equities double from last year's lows. The Cboe Volatility Index, known as Wall Street's fear gauge, recently stood at 15.52 after closing at a post-pandemic low of 15.01 on Thursday.

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    U.S. stagflation fears overblown, bond market investors say at Milken Conference

    Reuters - 10/18/2021

    Worries that the U.S. economy is heading into stagflation are overblown, several high-profile bond market investors said Monday at the 2021 Milken Global Conference program. Stagflation - when stagnant economic activity is combined with high inflation - is "extremely unlikely," PIMCO Chief Executive Emmanuel Roman said in a panel discussion at the conference, held in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Wall St Week Ahead: Energy price spike adds market risk as earnings arrive

    Reuters - 10/08/2021

    U.S. stock market investors are gauging whether more volatility is ahead because of surging global energy prices, which could drive up inflation, erode profit margins and pressure consumer spending. Stocks rebounded this week after Monday's losses left the S&P 500 down 5.2% from its record high hit in September.

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    What to watch for market stress as the U.S. debt ceiling deadline nears

    Reuters - 10/05/2021

    Worries about the debt ceiling are beginning to rattle investors as the deadline nears for Congress to raise the U.S. borrowing limit to avoid a historic default on U.S. debt. With two weeks before the Oct. 18 deadline, President Joe Biden said Monday he cannot guarantee the government will not breach its $28.4 trillion debt limit unless Republicans join Democrats in voting to raise it.

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    Bruised market eyes Treasury yields to gauge stocks' path

    Reuters - 10/01/2021

    Investors are focusing on Treasury yields as a key factor in determining how stocks will fare the rest of the year, after a month in which equities notched their steepest losses since the coronavirus pandemic began. The S&P 500 index posted its biggest monthly drop since March 2020 in September, while pulling back as much as 5% below its all-time high for the first time this year.

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    As stocks fall, options traders show no rush to guard against deeper pullback

    Reuters - 09/20/2021

    U.S. stocks are experiencing the biggest wave of volatility in months but options traders are showing little appetite for more protection, a sign that at least some of them believe the current selloff will be short-lived.

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