Author: Nathan J. Rowader
August 17, 2017
Category: Quantitative Insights
Overall, volatility for both the short term and long term remains relatively unchanged and near all-time lows. Low volatility indicates that stocks and commodities should continue to grow and is supportive of the reflation theme that is beginning to reassert itself.
Market volatility is an indicator of financial stress. Low or declining volatility environments may indicate favorable periods for equity investments, whereas rising volatility periods may favor sovereign debt and developed market currency exposure.