Half Year Asset Trend Review
Financial markets in the first half of the year have been awfully calm. As we stated previously, implied volatility measured by CBOE VIX (an aggregate option implied volatilities of S&P 500 stocks) has been at some of lowest levels since 1990. This has occurred in the backdrop of elevated high stock valuation, the rising interest rate globally and the uncertain political environment of the first year of a new US president.
Let’s first look at the major asset trends in the first half:
Major asset trends
The six core assets have fared quite differently:
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