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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

23 Sep 2017

Shorting volatility: Rising risks mean itchier trigger fingers

NEW YORK A long stretch of low volatility for U.S. stocks has made betting on continued calm a popular and lucrative trade, but traders and strategists warn that risks to the trade have mounted, while the potential for profits has shrunk.

22 Sep 2017

Dollar on back foot versus yen on North Korea jitters

NEW YORK The dollar weakened against the yen on Friday, with tensions simmering on the Korean peninsula and as the boost from heightened expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike in December faded.

21 Sep 2017

Dollar retreats as post-Fed meeting glow fades

NEW YORK The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies on Thursday, pulling back from a more than two-week peak as bets stoked by the Federal Reserve signaling it may raise interest rates in December abated.

18 Sep 2017

Dollar edges higher versus yen ahead of Fed meeting

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar rose to a more than seven-week high against the yen on Monday, supported by a rise in U.S. Treasury yields, as traders waited on an impending Federal Reserve meeting for clues on whether U.S. interest rates could rise again by year-end.

15 Sep 2017

Wild stock swings put Equifax options on traders' radar

NEW YORK The heightened drama in Equifax Inc's shares after the credit reporting company last week disclosed a massive data breach has turned its sparsely traded options contracts into one of the busiest names in the U.S. options market.

14 Sep 2017

Dollar weak as upbeat CPI data fails to impress

NEW YORK The dollar lost ground against a basket of major currencies on Thursday even though data that showed a faster-than-forecast increase in domestic consumer prices boosted generally depressed expectations for another U.S. rate hike later this year.

14 Sep 2017

Dollar stays down after stronger-than-forecast CPI data

NEW YORK =The dollar held losses against a basket of major currencies on Thursday following data that showed a faster-than-forecast increase in domestic consumer prices in August.

13 Sep 2017

Dollar extends gains, inflation data in focus

NEW YORK The dollar rose on Wednesday after a report showed U.S. producer prices rebounded in August and as traders positioned themselves ahead of consumer inflation data due on Thursday that will be closely watched by the U.S. Federal Reserve as it considers when to next raise interest rates.

12 Sep 2017

Dollar steady as risk appetite returns

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar on Tuesday clung to the previous day's gains, supported by a bounce in Treasury yields and ahead of U.S. inflation data that could influence the timing of the next Federal Reserve interest rate increase.

08 Sep 2017

Options market seeks cover, and exposure, as Hurricane Irma nears

NEW YORK Equity option traders are seeking ways to profit from and protect their investments against expected damage caused by Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century as it closes in on Florida.

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