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5 July 2018 (AFR) – ASX keeps cool but looks vulnerable – Can the ASX extend its world-beating ways?

(5 July 2018, AFR, p30, by Patrick Commins)

Global risk appetite index (Credit Suisse)

Global risk appetite index (Credit Suisse)

‘The global market temperature appears to be rising – can Aussie stocks keep their cool? Credit Suisse’s “global risk appetite index” is “near panic”, the Swiss investment bank revealed on Wednesday. The measure was introduced in 1998 as a way to gauge investor sentiment in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. It compares the performance of 64 global assets to judge how willing or unwilling investors are to take additional risk. The index last entered panic territory in October of 2015, when global recession seemed a threat as China’s capital markets threatened to meltdown.’

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