VIX vs. Global FX Volality Index

VIX vs. Global FX Volality Index More currency volatility on the horizon? The unknowns of the U.S. presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic could weigh on the U.S. dollar. Image: Bloomberg

Global FX Volatility

Global FX Volatility In the current environment of low inflation and low interest rates, volatility in foreign exchange markets hits record low. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Sentiment – U.S. Dollar (USD) and Euro (EUR)

Sentiment – U.S. Dollar (USD) and Euro (EUR) The EU recovery fund provides more support for the euro. But is the reign of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency under threat? Image: BofA Global Research FX and Rates Sentiment Survey

2019 Assets Performance

2019 Assets Performance 92% of more than 300 assets across equities, commodities, FX and credit are up this year, compared to less than 20% in 2018. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

Survey: US-China Trade Agreements

Survey: US-China Trade Agreements About the “phase one deal”, the latest BofA Merrill Lynch edition of the FX and rates sentiment survey shows that 65% of fund managers see a skinny agreement, delaying some tariff increases. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

Survey: View on the Global Economy

Survey: View on the Global Economy In the latest BofA Merrill Lynch edition of the FX and rates sentiment survey, a majority of respondents thinks that “the global uncertainty shock has been so persistent that lasting damage has been done and policy action will be too little, too late.” Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

Survey: What Is The Most Effective Risk-Off Hedge?

Survey: What Is The Most Effective Risk-Off Hedge? In the latest BofA Merrill Lynch edition of the FX and rates sentiment survey, a majority of respondents preferred 10-year Treasuries as the most effective risk-off hedge. Only 6% of respondents chose gold and the yen. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle’s Market Forecast

Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle’s Market Forecast Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle has done more for the average investor than any person in the financial industry. By the end of 2018, he tells us why he thinks returns will be lower in the coming years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5fX0CdESMk