Global stock markets shed trillions in value since May

David Brancaccio Jun 14, 2013
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Global stock markets shed trillions in value since May

David Brancaccio Jun 14, 2013
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Markets, thy name is volatility. Financial markets have been on a bumpy ride recently. The VIX, a widely-used measure of market volatility, has rocketed up nearly 30 percent in a month. Part of what’s moving traders is uncertainty about the Fed’s next moves. But a number of key factors around the world have investors bracing for more sharp peaks and deep valleys.

Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host to discuss.

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