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Main Management Reviews Q1 Market Volatility and Its Impact on the Uncertainty Index

Posted by WrapManager's Investment Policy Committee

April 12, 2018

Taking A Look Back at Major Market Milestones of First Quarter 2018

The first quarter of 2018 was anything but a continuation of the market behavior we saw in 2017. After historically low volatility and positive total returns for each of the 12 months in 2017, January continued the trend of higher markets with nearly historic lows in volatility. Then came February. Registering volatility levels below 15 for the month of January, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spiked 116% on February 5, the highest daily move ever recorded. On that same day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,175 points, or -4.6%, its largest single-day point decline in history and the worst day performance-wise since August 2011. The volatility spike was so violent that it even resulted in the shutdown of a widely-traded inverse VIX product. 

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Main Management Reviews Market Performance in 2Q 2017

July 20, 2017
"Some Highs Despite Low and Slow Economy..." The second quarter of 2017 saw markets make new highs despite lackluster economic data. The ... [+] Read More