Value Stocks vs. Low Volatility Stocks

Value Stocks vs. Low Volatility Stocks Chart showing the large divergence between value stocks and low volatility stocks, like never before. Image: J.P. Morgan

S&P 500 Low Volatility Stocks Are the Best Performing Asset YTD

S&P 500 Low Volatility Stocks Are the Best Performing Asset YTD This chart shows that S&P 500 low volatility stocks are the best performing asset year-to-date (outside of GSCI energy). Actually, high-quality stocks are a good way to protect against a weak economy. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Futures Liquidity and Volatility

S&P 500 Futures Liquidity and Volatility S&P 500 futures liquidity is improving, but remains at low levels and continues to be contingent on volatility. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research

VIX (Volatility) and Implied Equity Risk Premium

VIX (Volatility) and Implied Equity Risk Premium The risk of a correction is rising, as the implied equity risk premium is now below what the VIX would suggest. Image: Fidelity Investments

Weekly Gold Fund Flows

Weekly Gold Fund Flows Gold funds saw a significant net increase in holding, as investors sought a defensive position after a month of volatility. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Volatility – S&P 500 Daily % Range

Volatility – S&P 500 Daily % Range A lower volatility suggests a higher probability of a rising stock market. Image: The Daily Shot – The Wall Street Journal

Hedge Fund Net Asset Flows

Hedge Fund Net Asset Flows Investors pulled $33bn from hedge funds in the first quarter of 2020, as market volatility surges on coronavirus pandemic uncertainty. Image: Financial Times

Volatility Divergence – VIX vs. MOVE

Volatility Divergence – VIX vs. MOVE When MOVE is below the 50th percentile and VIX is above the 80th percentile, the average annualized S&P 500 price performance has been close to +21% compared to just over +7% the rest of the time. Image: Bloomberg