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The Market's Twin Towers - Part 2: Volatility

General - 6 April 2020

Top trader Andrew Kinsey explains why volatility is often overquoted and substantially misunderstood. Financial market actors frequently reference markets that are moving against them as volatile, somehow manufacturing a justification for why they have lost money. An intellectual appreciation of what volatility is yields up an advantage of what market makers, or risk takers, perceive the future to hold. Historical volatility is a statistical metric and reveals in stark detail the paradigm shift in markets between 12 February and 12 March 2020. Is this extreme volatility likely to persist? Andrew gives some pointers. If you are struggling to get your mind around what is happening at this crazy time this is a must read.

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