Yes, it is fun times in markets this Friday as $3.3 trillion in options expire.
As of 9:52am EST, we see Bitcoin (white) and Ethereum (blue) falling along with the Dow (pink), while gold (gold) fell then rebounded.
European stock markets are down 2% today.
See also Janet Yellen just warned of more bank failures to come at the same time that debt ceiling talks are suspended. Today is the last day of the month to keep the market artificially bid using call options.
Global sovereign bond prices are up across the board internationally as yields decline.
Crude oil is down today while natural gas is soaring. In particular, look at UK natural gas prices!