There are various ways of measuring the volatility of equities, but for me the most representative are: a) what is known in the Anglo-Saxon world as the fear index, VIX, and b) the ample range formed by the intra-day movement of an asset price. In other words the difference between the maximum and minimum level of a share price or index within the same day. As Víctor Peiro from GVC Gaesco points, if we look at the performance of this volatility index, both for the US and European indices, we can see we are close to record lows.
Fed tightening policy
BoAML | We believe that nominal US rates are biased lower heading into a period of policy uncertainty including the US Presidential contest, European elections, and continued negotiations over Article 50. We continue to think that there may be a re-pricing of uncertainty premium over the next month.