A Sell-Off Pressure ‘Larger Than Brexit’ Imperils One of Wall Street’s Hottest TradesBy
Danger for volatility-targeting portfolios such as risk-parity funds.
The synchronized slide in global markets is set to unleash a wave of forced deleveraging in the coming days among volatility-targeting portfolios, such as risk-parity funds, that might exacerbate the market sell-off, say analysts.
Volatility-targeting investment strategies — such as risk parity funds which, put simply, take a long, levered position in U.S. Treasuries in tandem with a long position in stocks — have become hugely popular this year as loose monetary policies buoyed bonds and stocks while suppressing volatility…
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