S&p500 plunged -4.1%, closing with its biggest loss since 2011 as world equity markets were roiled to the same degree. Last Friday, concerns mounted about risk parity portfolios as stocks, bonds and even gold headed simultaneously lower, inflicting losses to this popular investment style. Yesterday, the onus turned over to cta’s... Cta’s are an investor style category consisting mostly of tactical traders, chasing trend and momentum who hold indifferently long and/or short positions depending on what is trending up or down (or breaking out). Vix spiked to 37%, causing termination clauses to be triggered on certain volatilility ETF products overnight.
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