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The ‘VIX Elephant’ and ‘50 Cent’ Are Back

  • Two anonymous traders re-emerge as politics roils markets
  • Big drop in U.S. equities helps Elephant limit December losses
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Harding Says VIX a Bit Like Bitcoin, It's Misunderstood

The “VIX Elephant” has awakened. And “50 Cent” is back.

At a moment when political tumult is roiling markets, volatility trading patterns closely associated with two high-rolling, but unknown, investors have re-emerged.