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What PG&E’s Implied Volatility Trends Indicate

Vincent Kruger
What PG&E’s Implied Volatility Trends Indicate

Recently, PG&E (PCG) witnessed one of the highest implied volatility levels among its peers. On October 9, PG&E’s implied volatility was 36%—higher than its 15-day average. In comparison, broader utilities’ (XLU) implied volatility was ~13%. The implied volatility represents investors’ anxiety. Higher volatility is usually related to a fall in the stock prices and vice versa.