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OPTIONS: *** The man (assuming!), the myth, the legend is back! The buyer of
way-out-of-the-money call options, the Babe Ruth of VIX options -- aka "50-Cent"
is rumored to be behind the buy of 70,000 May 27 calls at .47 today. Note VIX
near session highs, +1.23 at 17.19 at moment, best levels for month. The account
was well known for scooping up 10s of thousands of very low delta call options
before the CME vol index VIX surged in early February to >50 first time since
Aug 2015, the aftermath of leveraged short vol/inverse VIX ETF hedging. Real vol
delivered: VIX fell to 22.42 low and rebounded to >46.0 in 40 minute period.
Stories have been making the rounds ever since over sophisticated algos to
manipulate the VIX by flashing large orders on S&P options. Can we see more
extreme swings in the index,? Absolutely! Stay tuned.

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