Prolonged periods of low volatility provide ample opportunity for investors to become complacent about risk, and increase the prospect of sharp market corrections.
Volatility indexes show that investors have been complacent about the risk of a share market correction.
Markets have risen in response to President-elect Trump, particularly in the pharmaceutical and financial industries.
World markets bounced back surprisingly quickly after Trump's election. Here are a few theories as to why.
Difficult to measure, easy to see.
Understanding fear is a useful tool for any investor.
Looking behind the headline numbers.
There are plenty of reasons to reject the consensus that Brexit will be costly to the UK economy.
As the UK referendum votes came in the ASX started to make losses.
Financial markets appear to have been caught off-guard by Britain's decision to exit the European Union, believing it would remain.
Traders prefer Coalition wins, but it’s the not knowing that matters the most.
Research shows uncertainty about potential government policy has widespread impact.
Testosterone fuels risk-taking behaviour – new research shows this leads to bigger wins for men but also much bigger losses.
More volatility than exuberance.
Sharemarkets may welcome monetary intervention, but indications of growth are needed.
Get used to it…
Yes, we're in a 'new normal', so the best thing to do is improve understanding of high-frequency trading.
Will she or won’t she?
The global economy is in a delicate position, which is why so many are fixated on this month's US decision on interest rates.
What’s really driving the market?
The investor fear gauge is close to its lows, but calm investors seem to be missing the looming storm.
Volatility in the oil and gas markets is not being matched in the wider indexes.
Financial markets are certainly experiencing considerable turbulence at present, with a six year low in oil prices weighing on international exchanges and the value of Australia’s energy industry falling…