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Head of trading: Stay alert for election volatility this summer

Markets could be in store for a potentially frantic few months. While the summer period is when market activity tends to wind down, Matt Howell, head of derivatives and multi-asset trading solutions urges trading desks to remain on high alert for election volatility and headline risks, particularly following the chaotic first US presidential debate on June 27.

The head of trading says for traders to «keep their head on a swivel» this summer and advises how to approach the upcoming weeks and months.

In this episode, he discusses interesting trends he is seeing in the derivatives space and how desks are using them to express their views. Howell also looks at the growth of credit futures and how he envisages this space to develop.

Finally, the head of trading discusses the Treasury futures basis trade, and whether it remains a popular trade in strategies in the second half of the year.

01.07.2024


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