Episode 70

Markets Are Quiet. Too Quiet.

Markets are eerily calm. Stock volatility is low, and the Vix fear gauge has plunged to pre-pandemic levels. But is this the quiet before the storm?

With the US debt ceiling now resolved, some fear that replenishing the Treasury’s coffers could rattle the serenity of markets. Others fret about heightened macroeconomic uncertainty. So are markets too complacent?

And in today’s Dumb Question of the Week: How do minimum volatility funds work? And do they work?

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Ramin Nakisa

Ramin is an investment coach, YouTuber and founder of PensionCraft.

He worked for 15 years as an investment banking strategist and has published two books: “A Financial Bestiary” and “Invest in Fear”.
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Michael Pugh

Michael is a media executive in London, working in news, television and music.

He is an enthusiastic amateur investor and new dad.