Emerging Market Currencies Crash

Emerging Market Currencies Crash Emerging market currencies have been pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic and the oil crisis. Image: Financial Times

Was the US Stock Market Crash on October 19, 1987, a “Black Swan” Event?

Was the US Stock Market Crash on October 19, 1987, a “Black Swan” Event? A “Black Swan” is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise with a major effect, which is extremely difficult to predict. The theory was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The US stock market on October 19, 1987,…

S&P 500 Comparison to 2000 and 2008

S&P 500 Comparison to 2000 and 2008 This chart shows the most recent stock market crash compared to the bear markets of 2000 and 2008. Image: Nautilus Research

Volatility – VIX over a Century

Volatility – VIX over a Century The stock market crash of 1929, the Black Monday of 1987, the global financial crisis in 2008, and the coronavirus crash were the most extreme events. Image: BNP Paribas