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Chief economist update: The (dot) plot thickens

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021
The Fed has spoken and Wall Street didn't like what it heard and saw (in the dot plots). US equities painted the board red, with all benchmark indices closing on the down low, while yields on 10-year US Treasuries went on the up and up. This is ...

Chief economist update: Inflation scare

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021
... 2.7%; and the Russell 2000 by 3.3%. The yield on 10-year US bonds increased to 1.70% from 1.62% the day before. The VIX index - the fear gauge - soared by 26.3% to a reading of 27.59 (the highest since March this year) and the US dollar index rose by ...

Chief economist update: No fear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 APR 2021
... led by the jump in the S&P 500 index to an all-time peak of 4,129.5 points. What's more telling is that the CBOE VIX index - the fear gauge - has fallen to a reading of 16.69 points - the lowest since February 2020 before China's coronavirus ...

Chief economist update: Overvaluation tests FOMO and TINA trades

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 FEB 2021
Wall Street's down. Repeat, Wall Street's down! The CBOE VIX index - the fear gauge - jumped by 9.5% in the last trading day of the first month of 2021 to 33.09 points, marking the highest since the renewed COVID-19 outbreak in Europe that subsequently ...

Chief economist update: USA Inc is under new management

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2021
... rise in US equities, with all benchmark indices rallying to record highs, 10-year US bond yields slipping, and, the VIX index - the fear gauge - dropping by 7.1% to 21.58 points. More so this time that the US executive, monetary and fiscal branches of ...

Chief economist update: A tale of two quarters

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
... the Nasdaq down by 25.6%; the Russell 2000, down by 39.2%. The "winter of despair" was captured by the spike in the VIX index to a reading of 82.69 - its highest level of Factset's (1990), surpassing the 80.86 registered during the Great Recession ...

Sydney boutique shutters fund

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAY 2020
... far the steepest drop from an all-time high in the history of the US stock market," it said in a March update. "The VIX index spiked over 80, matching levels during the GFC. This was a black swan event that our proprietary model did not forecast. "The ...

Chief economist update: Powell blamed for fall on Wall Street

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020
... this is just the normal (well, abnormal given current coronavirus conditions) day-to-day volatility on Wall Street. The VIX index - the fear gauge - may have risen by 6.8% overnight, but at a reading of 35.28, it's waaay down from the record high ...

Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 MAY 2020
... were even more workers out of work that month - 870K versus the initial estimate of 701K. To top these all, the CBOE VIX index - the fear gauge - has fallen to a reading of 27.98 on the day which is the lowest reading since 26 February this year (two ...

Chief economist update: Stimulus measures ease extreme fear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 APR 2020
... in the month of March - the steepest monthly decline since January 1946. Still, there's reason for optimism. The VIX index - the fear gauge - has come down from a record high of 82.69 in March (higher than its GFC peak) to around 45.41 (lower than ...
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