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Low volatility may be here to stay, argues BNP's Gerry Fowler, the result of an "extreme"...

Low volatility may be here to stay, argues BNP's Gerry Fowler, the result of an "extreme" risk-on, risk-off environment where investors sit on their hands until some central banker or government official utters something. The resulting high volatility on just a few days makes all other trading sessions snoozers. It's enough to drive even Louis Bacon to the golf course.
Comments (12)
  • Wasn't I just reading about how we have to get used to HIGH volatility? :)
    28 Aug 2012, 01:43 PM Reply Like
  • seriously, VIX is acting just like the markets, irrational based on will spike as soon as central banks sneeze.
    28 Aug 2012, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • I agree. It's still holiday time in Europe. Thus, no action for now, but that is most likely to change.
    28 Aug 2012, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • finally!! we're hearing "low volatilty is here to stay. You know whats next
    28 Aug 2012, 03:01 PM Reply Like
  • Anyone notice after Knight Capital HFT blow up that volatility dropped. Maybe someone pulled the plug on HFT. The volumes seem to indicate that HFT are not playing the game.
    28 Aug 2012, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • 74 years old full-time active trader for over years
    28 Aug 2012, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Be careful though. I could see 1 more big fall in volatility this week, before it revs up Friday and next week. Try to shake some longs loose.... I bet you all get 1 more chance to buy in low Wed or Thurs
    28 Aug 2012, 04:19 PM Reply Like
    30 Aug 2012, 12:20 PM Reply Like
  • Think again!
    8 Sep 2012, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • 9000 long....
    28 Aug 2012, 09:19 PM Reply Like
  • Uncertain election. Fiscal cliff. Unresolved European crisis. Possible war with Iran. China slowing quickly. Can't imagine that low volatility is here to stay.
    6 Sep 2012, 07:01 PM Reply Like
  • West Wing, agree with your comments.


    The thought that everything in the world is rosy is backed by poor decisions and policy. ECB and FED always buy band-aids not stitches.


    Joe NICE call! Still waiting for the dynamite to go off. Perhaps when people realize the snow job they were given this week it will sink in.
    7 Sep 2012, 09:10 AM Reply Like
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