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What Do Utilities’ Volatility Trends Indicate?

Vincent Kruger
What Do Utilities’ Volatility Trends Indicate?

On April 13, 2018, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (XLU) implied volatility was 15%—close to its 15-day average. The SPDR S&P 500’s implied volatility was also close to 16%—lower than its 15-day average of 18%.