Euro Regulators Raises Risk Indicators

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), one of the region’s main regulatory bodies, raised its market risk indicator to its highest possible level on Monday.

“Overall, market risks for the European securities markets have increased,” ESMA said in a new report that raised its market risk warning to “very high”.

“This increase is due to high volatilities and fluctuating performances across asset classes – all of which translates into elevated risks for investors, market infrastructures and the financial system at large.”

It added that the key risk sources were: “the improved but uneven economic outlook, ultra-low interest rates, the debt crisis in the euro area, funding patterns, and potential weaknesses in market functioning.”


Dean Popplewell

Dean Popplewell

Vice-President of Market Analysis at MarketPulse
Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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