Dealing with extreme volatility - how Head of Income & Fixed Interest Vimal Gor dealt with 2014's version of the 'Flash Crash'

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Dealing with extreme volatility - how Head of Income & Fixed Interest Vimal Gor dealt with 2014's version of the 'Flash Crash'. While most of Australia slept, in the early morning of Thursday 16 October, the northern hemisphere experienced a bout of volatility not seen in many years. Investors rushed for the safety of US bonds and just as quickly moved on, causing yields to rise again. In the Australian morning, anyone looking at the figures may have thought it was just another day in the US. However, US 10-year Treasury yields dropped from a high of 2.17% to a low of 1.86% in just over an hour, only to recover to 2.15% late in the trading session. Volumes were larger than at the height of the GFC and easily out stripped the 2010 'Flash Crash'. Investors had to move fast to protect their positions, or, if they could, take advantage of the volatility. Click here to find out what Vimal learnt from that night about the current state of the markets. (VIEW LINK)


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