Sr. Correspondent, Broker Research, Bangalore, India
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Bumpy stock market leads to surprise drop in hedging with VIX options

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market has been a bumpier place for the last couple of months, but you would not know it to look at the activity in trading VIX options.

Even though the CBOE Volatility Index , the market’s favored index of Wall Street anxiety, has traded higher lately than most of the last two years, there has been a significant drop in trading volume and open interest in VIX call options over the last three months.

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      "Saqib Ahmed is an options correspondent working with the Markets team in New York. He previously led the Reuters Broker Research team in Bangalore. He joined Reuters in 2009 after graduating from the Asian College of Journalism."
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