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We created our stock market risk ratings to indicate the potential risk of stock investments at a glance. We blended all relevant data into one single risk reading per market.

We aim to provide easy to understand and intuitive stock risk assessments for you.

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Stock Risk Rating Overview as of 05/31/2019*

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The table below shows the recent risk ratings of major stock markets.

Generally, a risk rating of 60% or higher indicates high-risk and unfavorable investment conditions. This means you should consider staying away from such markets or if you have already invested, put your risk management skills in action to protect your investment.

A risk rating of 40% or lower means a low-risk market with favorable market conditions for stock investments.

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Global Stock Risk Rating
Global 64% high risk
Regional Stock Risk Ratings
USA, Canada, and Western Europe 74% high risk
Asia-Pacific 70% high risk
Eastern Europe 63% high risk
Latin America 68% high risk
The Middle East and North Africa 66% high risk
Africa 74% high risk
Europe, Australasia, and The Far East 78% high risk
Emerging markets 67% high risk
Country Stock Risk Ratings
USA 74% high risk
Canada 74% high risk
Australia 62% high risk
UK 73% high risk
Sector Stock Risk Ratings
US tech stocks 70% high risk
Risk rating of US stock market

US stock market risk rises to a high-risk level of 74% (last week: 68%, high risk). US tech stock risk closes at a high-risk reading of 76% (last week: 70%, high risk).

Global stock risk rating

The Global Stock Market Risk Rating (GSMR) remains at a high-risk reading. The GSMR decreases to a reading of 64%. Last week the GSMR reached a high-risk level of 71%.

The regional stock market risk rating (RSMR) for Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation is showing the best performance, indicating a high-risk reading of 63%. Last week the score was at 64% (high risk).

On the contrary, the RSMR for the EAFE region (Europe, Australasia, and the Far East), measuring the aggregated potential market risk of developed stock markets outside of the US and Canada, is indicating the least positive reading at a high-risk level of 78%. Last week the rating was at 73% (high risk).

All other Regional Stock Market Risk Ratings are showing high-risk readings.

Quick Info

Our stock risk ratings and crash indications have been created to indicate the potential risk of global, regional and country-based stock market investments on an aggregated basis in percentage points.

A low percentage reading indicates a positive and rather low-risk investment environment.

Generally, a risk score equal to or above 60% should indicate a relatively high-risk situation.

The comprehensive and broad Global Stock Market Risk Rating (GSMR) is tracking 101 stock markets of developed and emerging countries.

Major Stock Market Risk Ratings at a Glance

The global stock market size is estimated to have a worth of 80 trillion USD. Whereas the market capitalization of all US stocks is expected to be 30 trillion USD. Considering this market size, not investing in stocks would be a mistake. Investing in stocks, along with other assets, would also mean having a diversified investment portfolio.

However, unlike the bond market, the stock market is highly volatile. It is difficult to forecast where the market is headed. You cannot protect your investment unless you are aware of the risk situation of the stock market. This is why you need to pay attention to the risks of various stock markets around the world.

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