2 Opportunities Amid Today’s Market Volatility by Heidi Richardson, BlackRock
2016 has come in like a lion, at least with regards to market volatility. But as Heidi Richardson explains, there still are attractive investing opportunities worth considering.
2016 has come in like a lion, at least with regards to stock market volatility. Many of the same factors that sparked a rockier road in the second half of 2015, including declining oil prices and an economic slowdown in China, have been roiling markets so far this year.
Indeed, according to Bloomberg data, volatility as measured by the VIX index, is now at levels last seen early last fall, after China’s “Black Monday” stock market crash rattled global markets. Looking forward, we believe the volatility is likely here to stay.