Category: Quant Insight

Just a note that this is volatility through yesterday’s close. We believe it’s always a good idea to evaluate volatility through a longer-term lens and simply looking over the past 22 days as shown in our short-term calculation indicates that volatility is relatively still contained. Sharp increases in market volatility are typically short-lived and there is no reason to believe this time is different.

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.

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