Expect Quantitative Volatility As Credit Suisse Calls For Further Negative Interest Rates

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Mark Melin
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Negative Interest Rates Equity investors, perhaps looking at past performance and hoping for a statistically common December filled with good cheer, might not get it in 2015. A Credit Suisse research report out Friday says that with “market liquidity likely evaporating towards year-end,” equity markets are unlikely to ring in the holiday season in quiet fashion. The report considered, among other things, quantitative easing in Europe and said if the ECB really wanted to move the needle it would adjust the deposit rate into negative territory beyond market expectations. Negative Interest Rates: December could be volatile month in EU markets...

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.