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Monday Brings Another Record Low Vol. Moment

What could go wrong? It's not like there's political turmoil across the pond and there's no way the ECB taper could go awry, right?

Guess what? This:

  • EUROPE’S VSTOXX INDEX SLIDES 9.9% TO INTRADAY RECORD LOW

Surprising? No. Notable? Probably not, considering how things that aren’t surprising usually aren’t worth mentioning.

That said, this is just the latest in a series of “record low” volatility headlines and they’re probably worth at least filing away for posterity. Here’s the chart:

VSTOXX

This of course comes as European equities surged on Monday. The EuroStoxx 50 jumped as much as 1.5%, amid a broader global rally ostensibly tied to “optimism” around the U.S. tax plan. This was the best day for the SX5E in two weeks.

Panning out, here’s European equities versus vol.:

Stoxx2

What could go wrong? It’s not like there’s political turmoil across the pond and there’s no way the ECB taper could go awry, right?

 

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