Friday , 28 October 2016

Will There Be Anywhere to Hide When the Markets Start Tanking?

According to a new study from the IMF, correlations in general are much more elevated these days than they were before the financial crisis. In other words, there are fewer places to hide in the markets when the markets start tanking. Check out their Global Financial Stability Report that’s been described as “not for the faint-hearted.” and the red bars in the chart below.

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