Slower US growth and buybacks cast spectre over vol

Volumes down fotolia
By Costas Mourselas
06 Jul 2017

Equity volatility in the US and Europe has been limited in the past month as geopolitical risk from European elections has faded, but US corporates could be heading to trouble.

The VIX, a volatility gauge based on the S&P 500, has hovered at 11% in the past month, resting at 12.49% as GlobalCapital went to press on Thursday. The EuroStoxx 50 volatility index (V2X), which tracks options on European blue chip stocks, averaged 15.5% on Thursday. Both values ...

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