In the next several weeks, a confluence of events will occur that historically have caused significant trading volumes and some volatility in the equity market.
A recent NASDAQ seminar provided some interesting information regarding these events. One panelist postulated that the volatility might not be as pronounced this year as in the past due to diminished risk appetite that could limit some “gaming.” Another noted the SEC’s crackdown on naked shorting that should have a dampening effect. All said, it’s better to be prepared and level headed as we ride out some of the heaviest trading days of the year.
— PondelWilkinson, email@example.com