The Vix index or “fear gauge” is not flashing any warning signs of an impending crash in asset prices. Photo: AFP The Vix index or “fear gauge” is not flashing any warning signs of an impending crash in asset prices. Photo: AFP
The Vix index or “fear gauge” is not flashing any warning signs of an impending crash in asset prices. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

It’s so tranquil, we must be nearing the death stage for global asset prices

‘Crisis-spotters must contend with increasingly uninformative and deceptive measures of sentiment’

The Vix index or “fear gauge” is not flashing any warning signs of an impending crash in asset prices. Photo: AFP The Vix index or “fear gauge” is not flashing any warning signs of an impending crash in asset prices. Photo: AFP
The Vix index or “fear gauge” is not flashing any warning signs of an impending crash in asset prices. Photo: AFP
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.