What to Make of Stock Market Volatility? (VIDEO)
Harvard Kennedy School, and The Fletcher School, Tufts University
This conversation was recorded on August 1, 2019.
Stock market volatility—big swings in the prices of stocks—had actually been relatively low in the period of recovery from the financial crisis through 2017. However, that trend has been changing of late, with several incidences of volatility marked by ‘short, sharp hurricanes,’ rather than the ‘longer storms’ of the past. Megan Greene, Senior Fellow at The Harvard Kennedy School, and Michael Klein, Executive Editor, EconoFact discuss some of the changes in technology and financial regulation that contribute to recent volatility.