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Options prices on the S&P 500 index show investors are taking protective measures against higher volatility the week of Nov. 6
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While the U.S. stock market continues its march higher, investors are increasingly turning to options to protect their bets ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.
Autumn tends to be a volatile period for the equity market; and this year, investors have been increasingly focused on a particular date: Nov. 6, when voters head to polls to determine whether Republicans will maintain their slim control of Congress or lose ground to Democrats.