Ninety percent of retail investors foresee market volatility remaining at or above its current level over the next three months, according to a survey by optionsXpress, an options and futures trading technology platform.

Half of respondents believe the Standard & Poor’s 500 will trade at or below its current level for the rest of this year, while over 60% believe trading options will produce a profit in the next six months. Ten percent of survey respondents expect less volatility in the next three months, 40% expect volatility to remain at its current level, and 50% expect it to be higher.

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