Market Calm Back as Short-Term Volatility Falls Most Ever: Chart

Options traders are betting on stock-market tranquility for the next few days. While the CBOE Volatility Index has alternated between gains and losses since Donald Trump’s election, its short-term version has slumped for seven straight days, putting it on track for the biggest two-week decline on record. The CBOE S&P 500 Short-Term Volatility Index, which tracks expectations for S&P 500 Index swings in the next nine days, reached its lowest level ever relative to the VIX this week.

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