Banks Prepare For A Long-Awaited Return of Volatility

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Mark Melin
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As market volatility has literally lulled to sleep many global trading desks, there is a growing awareness of those that seek to be prepared when the change occurs.  “Brokers in this market would love some volatility—whether it came from a spike in investor conviction or fear,” Greenwich Associates Managing Director Jay Bennett observed. In a recent survey, the firm noted who is ready to reap business when volatility once again returns to markets. [timeless] Volatility will return at some point, its just a matter of when Volatility is one of a handful of market environments that has among the shortest return…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.