The Stock Market: Going Into A Higher Volatility Regime

Apr. 30, 2022 2:44 AM ET6 Comments
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  • The stock market had a very volatile week as radical uncertainty seems to be dominating investors' minds.
  • The future is just so uncertain and we still don't really know what the Federal Reserve is going to do in its efforts to lessen inflation.
  • But, there are many, many other factors that could impact the market, like the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the China problem with COVID-19, supply chain problems, and energy problems.
  • Investors are going to have to live with this environment and because of it, some seem to be moving back toward value investing, a technique that was abandoned by many during the last decade.

Business on Wall Street in Manhattan

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"We're going into a higher volatility regime when fundamentals matter again."

This quote is from Aashish Vyas, investment director at Resonanz Capital, in the Wall Street Journal.

"It does seem like we are at a systemic

Three major stock indexes

Weekly stock prices (Wall Street Journal)

stock prices

S&P 500 Stock index (Federal Reserve)

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John M. Mason writes on current monetary and financial events. He is the founder and CEO of New Finance, LLC. Dr. Mason has been President and CEO of two publicly traded financial institutions and the executive vice president and CFO of a third. He has also served as a special assistant to the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D. C. and as a senior economist within the Federal Reserve System. He formerly was on the faculty of the Finance Department, Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania and was a professor at Penn State University and taught in both the Management Division and the Engineering Division. Dr. Mason has served on the boards of venture capital funds and other private equity funds. He has worked with young entrepreneurs, especially within the urban environment, starting or running companies primarily connected with Information Technology.

Disclosure: I/we have no stock, option or similar derivative position in any of the companies mentioned, and no plans to initiate any such positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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