Market Risk Index Update - 2018-08-16
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.
Generally, a risk index level equal or above 60% is indicating a rather high-risk and unfavorable market environment.
More information our intuitive risk indices and how they work at Market Risk Index - How it works.