Global Financial Stress Index Back At February Highs

  • Written by Zero Hedge
  • Published in Economics

From Italy's political chaos to rising trade tensions, global markets have reasons to get into a spin...

And as Bloomberg reports, that’s pushed Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Financial Stress indicator to its highest level since the February market rout.

For the first time in two months, the gauge - which measures risk across asset classes, hedging demand and investor flows - is back in positive territory, signaling that there is more anxiety in financial markets than normal.

We suspect - unless the world's central banks suddenly flip-flop back to easing (which would only occur if some extreme market outlier event happened) - that this global financial stress will remain...

Welcome to the new normal of normalization....

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