Updated: November 19, 2018
Do you remember the biggest threat to the stock market in the summer of 2017?
Let me refresh your memory: a nuclear war with North Korea.
It was barely a year ago, but financial pundits and so-called experts were screaming from the rooftops about volatility spiking with the risk of a nuclear war. Here’s what actually happened as Armageddon fears fizzled:
Market Tunes Out Pundits’ Panic
So much for heightened fears! In fact, despite unusually large spikes in volatility earlier this year, as a whole, this measure of market fears has been on a steady decline.
Oh, and those spikes in volatility you see earlier this year were because of a new risk du jour.… Read more