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Chief economist update: US recession in the offing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2019
... (1.51%), Russell 2000 (1.35%). Meanwhile, 10-year US bond yields closed at 2.14% - the lowest since January this year - and the VIX index jumped by 18.2% on the day. Wall Street's reaction is to be expected particularly given Trump's latest bombshell ...
Chief economist update: A tariff for a tariff
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2019
... diving by 3.4% overnight. Ten-year US Treasury bond yields declined by 5 bps to 2.4% - its lowest level since March. The VIX index (the fear gauge) jumped by 28.1% to a reading of 20.55 - its highest level since early January. Suddenly, the IMF's ...
Chief economist update: The tweet that reignited the trade war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
... continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!" the combined tweets read. As a result, volatility spiked. The CBOE VIX index jumped by as much as 46.1% before closing 20.0% higher on the day. There was blood in the equity markets with ...
Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
... the spook du jour portended by the inversion of the US yield curve. Since then, the yield curve has become positive, the VIX index - or the fear gauge - has come down and now US equities are on the up and up. Suddenly, diktats to the Fed earlier this ...
Chief economist update: Equity market rally has legs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 APR 2019
... countries, including sovereign-bank doom loop risks," it said. Yet, equity markets appear to remain unperturbed. The CBOE VIX index - the "fear gauge" - has dropped back down to October 2018 lows. It currently stands at 12.32 - 59% down from the 2018 ...
Chief economist update: Woe to the world
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2019
You've been warned. It was only exactly one week ago when I discussed the VIX and MOVE indices - the fear gauge for the stock and bond markets, respectively - and how they've been sharply coming down since the Fed announced its pause very in ...
No-deal Brexit prolongs market uncertainty
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JAN 2019
... may take time to play out because there are a "mixed bag" of other factors that have an immediate influence, he said. The VIX volatility index will be guided by US-centric events such as earnings season, manufacturing and employee data and the Fed possibly ...
Chief economist update: Wall Street has fallen, prepare to be greedy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 OCT 2018
... happens on Wall Street does not remain on Wall Street. When the US sneezes, the world catches pneumonia! So much so that the VIX index - the "fear gauge" - jumped by 44% overnight to a reading of 22.96 points. Last night's tumble on Wall Street is ...
Chief economist update: Wisdom of the crowd
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 MAY 2018
... rationale, and assessment of the many is superior to a lone expert. While financial market volatility has come down - the VIX index closed at a reading of 13.42 last week (down from this year's high to date of 37.32) - there remains that lingering ...
Chief economist update: The uncertainty that is Trump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 MAR 2018
... year and 10-year bond yields have fallen from the 2.94% high recorded in late February to 2.84% overnight. So too has the VIX index - down to a reading of 16.35 after surging to 37.32 last month. No other data underscore America's best of times than ...
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