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Volatility And Risk: Not The Correlation You Think

Given the rollercoaster ride that has been 2016, from Brexit to terrorism and the presidential election, it’s no surprise that investors are feeling defensive, and have been piling into low-volatility funds, that try to shield investors from market swings (even if flows have reversed of late, maybe because of high valuations). But taking a step back, volatility has been dropping off, which seems strange given all the scary headlines this year.
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