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Quants Holding $1 Trillion Poised to Buy Stocks

  • Systematic strategies look ready to re-leverage as swings ease
  • Biden presidency could usher in new period of calm: JPMorgan

With the biggest event risk in recent memory over, Wall Street is quietly confident that systematic funds that take their cues from market swings are set to spend billions of dollars, fueling this stock rally.

For this $1 trillion cohort, it all hinges on stable prices, a relative rarity during this rocky year. But lately, equities are sending the right signals. Realized volatility is starting to come down in the wake of the U.S. presidential election, while the futures market is more sanguine than it’s been in months.