For Better/For Worse: Markets Show Extreme Volatility

Between late February and mid-Match, the world drastically changed.  And financial markets reacted by becoming much more volatile as unknowns emerged in the Brave New World.  Markets displayed about 60% more volatility in the week just ended (March 11) than they did in the February 18 week before the Russian invasion (referred to as R/U […]

Unexpected Events & Market Volatility

The Stage is Set for the Fed Despite our expectation that markets would become erratic, the volatility displayed on Thursday and Friday (February 24-25), especially in equities, was shocking, even to us!  The Nasdaq had a huge 7% swing from the intraday low to the close on Thursday, then proceeded up another 1.6% on Friday […]