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Markets are stretched across the board — and one wrong step could set off a vicious chain reaction

Asset classes around the world are trading in close lockstep right now, which poses a big risk because one minor dislocation could cause a painful chain reaction, says Deutsche Bank. The firm is one of many that have recently sounded the alarm on stretched sentiment across a wide range of assets. Markets around the world are unified in the worst possible way. A wide range of assets — from stocks to oil — are trading at extremely stretched levels, which can quickly turn into be a disastrous situation if their current equilibrium is disrupted at all.
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