On Thursday, the SentimenTrader.com Daily Report had notable commentary and a chart with regard to the heightened level of “risk appetite” inherent in the financial markets.
Excerpts from the commentary:
The Risk Appetite Index aggregates several different indicators of risk-seeking behavior as compiled by institutional brokerage firms.
As of now, it’s at its most-extreme reading in at least 15 years.
The three measures used in the index are the Citigroup Macro Risk Index, Westpac Risk Aversion Index and UBS G10 Carry Risk Index Plus.
Here is the accompanying chart:
I post various economic indicators and indices because I believe they should be carefully monitored. However, as those familiar with this blog are aware, I do not necessarily agree with what they depict or imply.
The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation
SPX at 1433.19 as this post is written