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On March 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission amended Exchange Act Rule 15c6-1 to shorten the standard settlement cycle for broker-dealers transaction from “T+3” to “T+2,” subject to certain exceptions. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) is issuing this investor bulletin to explain the new “T+2” settlement cycle and how it will affect certain transactions you place with your full-service or online brokerage firm

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The last time that volatility didn’t increase in the fall was 2009, as it was declining from the extremely high volatility caused by the Financial Crisis. Even so, there was a move from below 20 to above 30 in $VIX. One of the most benign volatility seasons was 2006, where volatility decreased from 19 to 10 during the July – October period. 2003 showed a similar, non-volatile seasonality

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