The markets are a mess

The markets are a mess
The US stock markets are frothy, with a big correction inevitable Picture: Bloomberg

The steady rise of uncertainty indices and unease among institutional investors about the markets’ future direction are both warranted

As US president Donald Trump was preparing for his State of the Union address, the markets and American public opinion were in a state of flux. On Wednesday, hours before his speech, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 362 points, marking the worst two days in index performance since May 2017.The S&P 500 index fell more than 1 per cent.

Yields on government bonds spiked, and ten-year Treasury spread over three-month Treasury - a gauge of...

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