Every time a mass shooting occurs, gun stocks soar.
Put frankly, as much as it pains me to report…
Buying call options on gun stocks in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings is among the easiest trades on Wall Street.
“Gun stocks rose Monday following the deadliest mass shooting in American history. A gunman in a hotel room at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas killed at least 58 people attending an outdoor concert and wounded over 500 more.” — CNN
The trade works, of course, because investors believe that new gun laws will restrict supply. Even though no such gun laws have been passed yet.
Sensational journalism — that is, the compulsion of media participants to outdo each other — could be the culprit.
Ask yourself — why does a Top 10 ranking of mass shootings even exist?
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