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Farewell to the Friday Options Frenzy

Stock Market Heat Map
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Farewell to the Friday Options Frenzy Today's market action appeared to be notably influenced by the substantial volume of expiring options. Following a slight dip early on, the indices showed resilience and were largely unchanged by midday, although the Nasdaq bore a slightly heavier impact, as observed in recent patterns. Progressing into the afternoon, there were limited shifts in the landscape about an hour and a half before my departure.

Shifting focus from stocks, the fixed income sector experienced a much-needed rebound, while the U.S. dollar exhibited a minor weakening. Precious metals exhibited relative stability, while mining stocks displayed a mix of marginal fluctuations.


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