Daily Report : Investors are pessimistic, but buying speculative options; Industrial production gears up


  • Jason Goepfert

    Jason Goepfert

    Published: 2020-07-17 at 17:32:02 CDT

In recent weeks, investors have been snapping up speculative call options to a historic degree. Oddly, though, some of them are also saying that they're highly pessimistic on stocks over the longer-term. Rarely have two sets of indicators diverged to this degree.; Many economic data series are showing rebounds from their spring depths. One of the more widely-watched ones, industrial production, has moved more than 5% off its low, which typically meant the end of past contractions.


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