U.S. Economic Policy Uncertainty Index

U.S. Economic Policy Uncertainty Index High policy uncertainty can lead to recessions. Currently, U.S. economic policy uncertainty is higher than during the financial crisis. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

Global Political Uncertainty Index vs. VIX

Global Political Uncertainty Index vs. VIX This chart shows the wide divergence between the Global Political Uncertainty Index and VIX since 2015. More volatility ahead? Image: Legg Mason

U.S. Equity Volatility and Global Economic Policy Uncertainty

U.S. Equity Volatility and Global Economic Policy Uncertainty The chart shows that U.S. equity volatility does not mirror global economic policy uncertainty since 2009, perhaps due to strong central bank support. Image: Pictet Wealth Management

S&P 500 Sector Expectations

S&P 500 Sector Expectations Chart suggesting quarantines end in June and economic growth recovers to means, based on consumer searches, economic data and policy uncertainty. Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Number of People Infected with Coronavirus

Number of People Infected with Coronavirus Uncertainty remains high, but the latest number of infections shows a slowdown in spread of coronavirus. Image: Danske Research

Financial Conditions and Capital Expenditures

Financial Conditions and Capital Expenditures Easier financial conditions don’t boost capex, amid the current uncertainty over tariffs and the slowdown in global economies. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research