Market Risk Index Update - 2018-08-20
Stock market risk
Stocks: US stocks closed higher on Monday backed by a series of mergers. US stock market risk fell to 54% (medium risk). US tech stock risk dropped to a new medium risk reading of 59%.
The regional stock market risk for the US, Canada and Western Europe closed at 64% (high risk, last week: 68%).
Global stock market risk sunk to 67% (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.