Friday, October 24, 2014 08:41 AM
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The recent volatility in the stock market has come as shock to many investors, however, looking at historical data, we shouldn't really be all that surprised.
Back in 2000, Yale Professor Robert Shiller, co-creator of the widely
is an interesting graph from the European Central Bank:
Notice that the first part of the curve has a negative yield? Currently, the yields on 3 month, six month, nine month, and one to three year debt
Given the current high level of volatility in the stock market, I wanted to revisit a metric that reveals a great deal about investor sentiment, the size of the outstanding margin debt. This is an update to postings that I have done over the past year.