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China slowdown concern spurs record option hedges on ETF

Buying pushes ratio of bearish to bullish contracts to a five-month high
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 05:50
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Short sellers are also betting that China's mainland markets may decline.

New York

INVESTORS are rushing to buy protection against declines in Chinese stocks amid concern that an economic slowdown will undermine their world-beating rally.

Demand to hedge against future losses on the largest US exchange-traded fund (ETF) tracking China's mainland market