Market Risk Index Update - 2018-08-23
Stock market risk
Stocks: US stocks dropped on Thursday and trading volume was relatively low. US stock market risk remained stable at 50% (medium risk). US tech stock risk increased slightly to a medium risk reading of 52%.
The regional stock market risk for the US, Canada and Western Europe closed at 56% (medium risk, last week: 68%).
Global stock market risk changed from a high-risk reading to medium risk level of 58% 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.