Sales of Notes Tied to the S&P 500 Fall on Volatility

Our front page this week: Low volatility of the S&P 500 ┬áis depressing issuance of notes linked to the benchmark. Inside: Sales of notes that mirror the bets made by the “London Whale” are increasing; uridashi note issuance in Japan is climbing because of early redemptions caused by rising stocks; Thomas Layton of Raymond James talks about why investors like short-dated securities right now.

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