Written by Keith Dicker, CFA, Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Whereas most investors are familiar with the main equity market indices, less are familiar with bond, currency and commodity market indices. And even fewer are familiar with volatility measures within each of these markets.
Over the last 20 years, equity markets have produced 3 major market corrections. The volatility and recovery times around each correction has affected all investors, with some much more than others.
Markets are volatile. Yet, all markets usually show long periods with low volatility and high complacency. And then, when volatility eventually returns to any market, it is usually swift, aggressive and unforgiving for those who are unprepared.
Currently, complacency is at all-time highs across effectively all markets. Put another way, volatility levels are at all-time lows. For this to occur across all markets at the same time, should catch your attention.
In this latest IceCap Global Outlook, we share with readers why understanding volatility and complacency levels is critical to providing you with an opportunity to both protect and grow your capital.
Thank you for reading.