A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 28. The Vix Index, considered the markets “fear gauge”, has seen periodic spikes since 2020. Photo: Reuters A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 28. The Vix Index, considered the markets “fear gauge”, has seen periodic spikes since 2020. Photo: Reuters
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 28. The Vix Index, considered the markets “fear gauge”, has seen periodic spikes since 2020. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Why stock market investing today is like flying in the 1950s

  • Akin to travelling by plane mid-century, investors today are experiencing long periods of intense boredom separated by short periods of sheer terror. And the ride is likely to persist

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 28. The Vix Index, considered the markets “fear gauge”, has seen periodic spikes since 2020. Photo: Reuters A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 28. The Vix Index, considered the markets “fear gauge”, has seen periodic spikes since 2020. Photo: Reuters
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 28. The Vix Index, considered the markets “fear gauge”, has seen periodic spikes since 2020. Photo: Reuters
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