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Stock Market in Elections

Options Jive

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With less than a year until the next US presidential election, Tom and Tony dive into historical election years to see how they affected volatility in the stock market. The guys crunch numbers on option prices, realized volatility, and the difference between implied and realized vol during past elections and compare them to the average year.

The results go all the way back to 1988 to include eight presidential elections. Check out how the S&P 500 responded in these years and get ready to trade the upcoming election.

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