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A not so eerie silence

Chris Dillow

Chris Dillow
A not so eerie silence

If you think the stock market has been unusually quiet recently, you’d be right. In the last six months the average weekly change in the All-Share index (regardless of direction) has been just 1 per cent, which is close to its lowest since 2007; the standard deviation of weekly changes has also been close to a 10-year low. This poses the question: does this unusual stability tell us anything about future returns?

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