This Tiny Hedge Fund Just Made 8,600% On a Vix Bet

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Not everyone get humiliated when the market collapsed. For merchants at a little-known Denver hedge fund who investigated it coming, it was the score of a lifetime — a $17.5 million payday on a $200,000 bet. ” Beings were laughing at us, saying this could never happen, this should never happen ,” Justin Borus, the […]

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Inside Wall Street’s $8 Billion VIX Time Bomb

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It was the hot swap on Wall st., a seemingly sure thing that lulled everyone from hedge fund management to small-time investors. Now newfangled investments linked to volatility in the stock market — until only a few years ago, obscure niche commodities — have explosion in spectacular pattern. The shock wave have only just begun. […]

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