A Case Of the Mondays

The US equities markets were mildly positive today as volatility continued to decline after being elevated over a variety of concerns in previous weeks. The VIX index, which is a measure of “fear premium”, was down about 5% for most of the session, reflecting renewed confidence in the resolution of current trade disputes between the US and China, as well as the apparent temporary resolution of military action in Syria. While there still remain significant downside risks to the financial markets, the current mood seems to be one of mild caution. Here’s what to expect.