The Cost of Hedging Against Swings in Technology Stocks Has Plummeted - TheStreet

Tech is the rally that just keeps on climbing.

After a strong earnings season for tech companies including Apple Inc. (AAPL) - Get Report and Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) - Get Report boosted investor optimism, the Nasdaq Composite Index is hovering close to a record. With that, the cost of hedging against big swings in technology stocks has plunged.

The CBOE NDX Volatility Index, which tracks near-term volatility in the tech-heavy Nasdaq, decreased 8.3% last week to its lowest level since May relative to volatility measure in the S&P 500 Index, according to data from Bloomberg.

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Tech stocks have posted solid gains throughout the year. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) - Get Report has gained 31% since the start of 2017. The Nasdaq is up for a fifth month and hit fresh records last week.

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