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Market Volatility: Temporary Spike or a Fundamental Shift?

February 2018
By Toby Johnston, Global Bond Strategist; Nick Petrucelli, CFA Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager; and Gordon Lawrence, CFA, Global Derivatives Strategist

Three seasoned investment professionals from Wellington Management offer their views on what caused recent volatility.


The early 2018 spike in equity market volatility rattled investors around the world. But the gyrations may simply signal that we are transitioning to the next stage in the global cycle. This shift may likely usher in a new set of macro risks and, potentially, a very different set of central bank responses. We gathered some immediate thoughts from three of our seasoned investment professionals on what they believe caused the recent volatility, and what to look out for from here.

Toby Johnston
Global Bond Strategist
Nick Petrucelli, CFA
Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager
Gordon Lawrence, CFA
Global Derivatives Strategist

All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal.  

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