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Analysis: As investors look to Jackson Hole, options markets see ‘a lot of nothing’

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By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – Traders in U.S. equity options do not expect the Federal Reserve’s symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming later this month to spark big moves in stocks, even as a focus on the Fed’s taper timeline amplifies the buzz around the annual event, data and interviews with market participants showed. Investors typically place bets, or hedges, that would protect their portfolios around events that could generate market volatility. While there has been some hedging demand ahead of Jackson Hole, it pales in comparison with what was seen in the run-up to potentially c…

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