Solid gains in global equity markets

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Stock markets continue to recover lost ground in afternoon trading, while the FTSE 100 is back above 7600 today, says Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at the trading platform. online IG.

“The Vix is ​​down and investors are feeling more confident about the future than a week ago.”

Stock markets regain their zing

“It was a day of solid gains for equity markets, which continue to put January’s volatility behind them. Stocks of all types and sectors have rallied, a fact underscored by stock market entries over the past few weeks, which showed that investors are still content to buy the dip. Stock markets found things easier thanks to the lack of central bank meetings, and earnings didn’t have the impact of shock or fear that dominated last week. Although there is still a lingering sense of unease, price action right now continues to indicate that buyers have once again saved the day. »

The fall of the VIX continues

“The January reversal continues with another drop for the Vix. The fear has faded over the past few days, shown by the volatility index falling and the put/call index falling from its highs of a month ago. Investors are hoping that will continue, allowing more funds to flow into equities, but March’s pivotal FOMC meeting means there is at least one hurdle in the road that needs to be negotiated fairly quickly.

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