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Category Archives: Risk

‘Risk’ May Be Low But Uncertainty Over “Unknown Unknowns” Just Hit Record Highs

While the fear-tracking VIX has been languishing near record lows this year, a gauge of so-called ambiguity, meant to chronicle the degree of uncertainty investors have in the probabilities they use to make decisions, has been at all-time highs in recent months, indicating that there’s more fear built into the stock market than common measures […]

These Are The 30 Biggest Risks Facing Markets In 2018

Once upon a time, Wall Street analysts had just two things to worry about: interest rate risk and corporate profits – virtually everything else was derived from these.  Unfortuantely, we now live in the new normal, where central banks step in every time there is even a whiff of an imminent market correction (as BofA […]

Citi’s Shocking Admission: “There Is A Growing Fear Among Central Bankers They’ve Lost Control”

Earlier we showed a variation on a VIX chart from Citi’s Hans Lorenzen which, if it doesn’t impress, or scare you, then nothing probably will. However, leaving readers unimpressed – and unscared – will not satisfy Lorenzen, which is why the credit strategist who works together with the godfather of rational doom, Matt King, and […]

Art Cashin Lays Out Risks in Current Market

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com We’re likely to trade rangebound until 3:30, at which point the market will either spring higher or fall to pieces. Art lays out three primary risks to this tape. 1. Political uncertainty 2. Credit market worries, highlighted by the fact that JNK is down 7 days in a row 3. […]

WTI Jumps Above $56 – Highest Since July 2015

Having legged higher at the opens of Asia, Europe, and US markets, WTI is extending gains overnight on middle-east tensions… Brent is trading above $62 amid anti-corruption drive led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which may consolidate his control in OPEC’s largest oil producer, and WTI has pushed abocve $56 “We have political uncertainty, risk […]

“Most Hated” Rally Getting Record Love

Via Dana Lyons' Tumblr, A recent reading in one broad measure of consumer stock market sentiment was among the most bullish in history. Perma-bulls like to label this bull market the “most hated” in history. While the rally is historic by some metrics, the “most hated” status, to the degree that it was ever applicable, […]

VAR Shocks!

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at How much money can you lose on any given day according to an entire squadron of dynamic variable factors? It’s called value at risk (VAR), and because every hedge fund, investment bank, prop house, and algo firm wants to assess their own risk — while at the same time sneakily wanting to know […]

You stand a higher chance of being crushed by a vending machine.

Via The Daily Bell There’s something I’ve always found mesmerizing about watching animals in the wild. They have the most incredible instincts, honed from countless generations of survival against constant threats. Animals have a keen sense of danger. They know immediately when something doesn’t feel right, and they act on it without hesitation. I saw […]

Better A Year Early Than A Day Too Late

Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, He who hesitates is lost. ~proverb Change, especially a collapse scenario, often happens quite fast. So fast that there's little to no time to react in the short frenzy between "before" and "after". This is true throughout nature. Glaciers that took millennia to form calve off into the sea […]

Why We’re So Risk-Averse: “We Can’t Take That Chance”

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, If our faith in the future and our resilience is near-zero, then we can't take any chances. You've probably noticed how risk-averse Hollywood has become: the big summer movies are all extensions of existing franchises–mixing up the superheroes in new combinations, or remaking hit films from the […]