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It was a wild week on Wall Street!

The government shutdown led the charge, which put the fear into most investors. Not options traders, more specifically options sellers.

Options sellers rejoiced as the investors fear gauge known as the VIX pushed significantly higher. And an increase in the VIX or implied volatility has a direct influence on the price of SPY options (and most other options)…it increases the price. (more…)