What to make of the volatility spike?

By May 15, 2019 07:58

What to make of the volatility spike?

This is an excerpt, click here to read the entire article.

Volatility across markets had been generally low – until last week. Scott offers some thoughts on what it means for investors.

Market volatility is low until it isn’t, or so the saying goes. We’ve witnessed a volatility spike over the past week, as fading prospects for a U.S.-China trade pact shattered the calm after a prolonged period of low volatility in 2019. We are still cautiously pro-risk, but see the recent episode as a reminder of the potential for volatility to flare up – especially in the late phase of the economic cycle.

The market outlook had become more benign this year, following a selloff in the last quarter of 2018. Cross-asset implied volatility – a gauge of volatility across the equity, fixed income and foreign exchange markets – recently dropped to near record-low levels. See the chart above. Volatility in the currency markets had been particularly low, dragging

By May 15, 2019 07:58


Featured Events

  1. Equity investing for the long-term

    May 22 @ 13:00 - 17:00

Asset Allocation Consensus May


Join the presentations of Geoffrey Lebeau @NordeaAM, Andrew Harvie @CTinvest_EMEA and Luc Simoncini @kamescapital @aegonam on #longtermequities @AlphaResearchNL seminar tomorrow in NL https://t.co/n3kW4H3n5L and on Wednesday in BE https://t.co/PqeYInza5g

Op 21 mei is het 'Long-term Equities' seminar van Alpha Research. Een van de thema's is: 'New leaders'. Hier zal Luc Simoncini van Aegon Asset Management over spreken. Meld je hier aan: https://t.co/LhX3FIk1jl

Specialisten van Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Nordea Asset Management en Aegon Asset Management zullen spreken op het seminar van Alpha Research over 'Long-term Equities' op 21 mei in het Rosarium. Meld je hier aan: https://t.co/LhX3FIk1jl #equities

Crypto-Assets: Implications for financial stability, monetary policy, and payments and market infrastructures -> https://t.co/Hbgo2dffML via @ecb #cryptocurrency #cryptoanalytics #bitcoin #blockchain #centralbank

Load More...

Search on date

May 2019
« Apr