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Chief economist update: Weaker yen strengthening Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 NOV 2019
... indications from the Markit PMI surveys that the contraction in global manufacturing activity has bottomed. As such, the VIX index - the fear gauge - has dropped from this year's high of 24.59 in August to a reading of 11.75 overnight. This was around ...
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
... 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 most benchmark ...
Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
... 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 month ...
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: Wall Street has fallen, prepare to be greedy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 OCT 2018
... 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 the worst ...
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
... 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 that ...
Scared of inflation? Try deflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2018
... something wrong with this picture or what? Wall Street remains on a seesaw ride and volatility - compared with the VIX index's performance over the past three years - is through the roof. Theoretically, ex-US investors needn't be losing sleep over "signs" ...
Chief economist update: The Fed's force is with us
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 FEB 2018
... territory - that'll clear the way for the resumption of no holds barred buy orders. Sorry to disappoint, but with the VIX index closing at a reading of 33.46 - the highest since August 2015 - there'll be some more volatility and cheaper buy ops to come. ...
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