(Bloomberg) – US natural gas traders are increasingly paying for options contracts to hedge against a possible price hike this winter. Implied volatility, a measure of how expensive options are, has risen to a record 86% in February contracts, up from 57% a month ago, according to exchange data compiled by Bloomberg. Gas prices have soared to the highest level in more than seven years as shortage fears mount.
Nota Original:Hedging for a Winter Gas Shortage Is Getting Expensive: Chart
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