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More volatility ahead is the reasonable expectation for markets
Investors know better than to take year end predictions from anyone at face value
Rise in main indices ‘completely misleading’ with many shares trading at 12-month lows
Is the rout in speculative investments a blip, a return of sobriety or an ill omen for broader markets?
We’re not sure how to even spell Omicron.
The Omicron variant, inflation and concerns about China and Russia are a recipe for uncertainty
Central banks’ asset-buying spree has created a huge overhang, limiting their ability to support prices in a future downturn
Equities and bonds gyrate as traders decipher conflicting signals on economic outlook
High-yield market suffers as traders re-evaluate companies’ ability to repay debt
Calm trading conditions are increasingly interspersed with sharp bouts of volatility
Investor risk appetite is being put to the test by historically low yields on junk bonds, default fears in the China property sector, and rising inflation fears. But some see attractions in protected exchange traded funds and crypto schemes
Discovery of mutated virus abruptly pulls Covid back on to market radar
The company’s role in the ebb and flow of the stock market is far greater than its $1.1tn valuation implies
Also, General Electric RIP
Gap between equities and fixed income volatility measures widens at fastest pace in a decade, according to BofA
Adherents of factor investing feel the sting from a long run of underperformance
Appeal of protective derivatives has waned amid repositioning of portfolios
Concerns remain over gaps in liquidity after weak supports during pandemic-induced instability
‘Lousy’ liquidity sets stage for choppiness when Fed chief Jay Powell speaks this week
Sell-off comes after a series of market rallies from shocks
Investors are on the lookout for inflation signals now a calmer mood is upon us following the turmoil of 2020
Fear edges ahead of greed as fund managers snap up insurance against market shocks
Sudden droughts exacerbate rising episodes of stress for investors
Investors urged to have ‘eyes wide open about what is coming next’
US stock-index and oil futures pull back as cryptocurrency prices plunge this week