Speculative options traders double down during a bad week

  • Jason Goepfert

    Jason Goepfert

    Published: 2020-09-05 at 09:10:05 CDT

The dip in stocks this week was not enough to deter options traders. In fact, they doubled down, spending even more on speculative upside calls. The estimated exposure among small traders over the past month is more than $500 billion, about 2% of the S&P 500's entire market capitalization.

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