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Market Risk Index Update - 2018-08-16

Market Risk

Global bond market risk
medium risk at 51%

Bond market risk

The global bond market risk remained at a medium level of 51% (last week: 50%).

The regional bond market risk for the US, Canada and Western Europe closed at 48% (last week: 54%).


Stock market risk

Stocks: US stocks closed higher on Thursday backed by strong corporate earnings and the pending restart of trade talks between the US and China. US stock market risk fell to 58% (medium risk). US tech stock risk remained at a high risk reading of 61%.

The regional stock market risk for the US, Canada and Western Europe closed at 68% (high risk).

Global stock market risk dropped to 69% (high risk) at US market close.

US stock market risk
medium risk at 58%

Global stock market risk
high risk at 69%


US Dollar risk
low risk at 8%

Foreign exchange cross rate risk

The US Dollar is still showing strength against other major currencies.

US Dollar risk remained low at 8% (last week: 15%).


Generally, a risk index level equal or above 60% is indicating a rather high-risk and unfavorable market environment.

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