Hedge Fund CIO: “On Thursday We Got A Glimpse Of What A Big Political Crisis Looks Like”

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zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 21, 2017

From the latest Weekend Notes by One River Asset Management’s Eric Peters

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The market finally woke up,” said Roadrunner, the market’s top volatility trader.“The volatility of the VIX index jumped 40% on Wednesday, that’s the 2nd biggest daily move in the VVIX we’ve ever seen.” The SP fell just 1.8% on Trump/Comey jitters.

“We’ve been short vol all year, and sold more into that spike. When the vol of vol jumps violently, and people are panic-buying, it’s pretty easy to do.” In the background, volatility resumed its collapse. “Feels like this will be a really busy summer.”

On Thursday we got a glimpse of what a big political crisis looks like,” continued Roadrunner, relaxed. Brazilian stocks had fallen 10%, the currency fell 6%. The 3x leveraged Brazilian ETF fell 40%.

“That’s what a crisis would look like here too. But the market is telling us this isn’t what’s happening.”

The SP 500 closed the week -0.4%. The VIX finished the week +1.6 points at 12.04. “This drama won’t play out the way the media suggests. They’ve been wrong the whole way. The Trump agenda hasn’t been permanently derailed.

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