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October 14, 2014
MW Commentary

Certain Uncertainty

 

Global markets remain as volatile as ever - the CBOE Volatility Index, or "Fear Gauge," is up 80 percent since the beginning of the year and recent news has been dominated by stories of major swings by the Dow and other indices.

In an article posted on LinkedIn, Marty Wolf examined a key driver for this volatility: an uncertainty that has permeated the global economy. Everywhere you look there is a new wall of worry for the market to surmount, ranging from protests in Hong Kong to high profile independence movements. Additionally, the entire European Union is facing such significant financial challenges that the European Central Bank is increasingly expected to launch a new round of Quantitative Easing.

Marty boils down these conditions to a simple conclusion: the market has too much supply, and too little demand. He expects significant downward pressure on margins and increased price competitiveness, particularly for companies that have strong European presences.

And there's no indication of imminent change. To solve these issues will take real leadership in removing burdensome regulations and stimulating growth - otherwise, it's going to be a long time until financial markets come close to hitting their potential.

To view the complete article, click here.

About martinwolf    

 

                
                Walnut Creek, CA                                                Bangalore, India

With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Bangalore, India, martinwolf is a leading middle market M&A Advisory focused on companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, IT-Enabled Business Process Outsourcing and Software as a Service (SaaS) space. Since 1997, our team has completed more than 125 transactions in sixteen countries and sold seven divisions of Fortune 500 companies. 

 

The firm is also a presenting sponsor of the Global IT M&A Forum.   

 

martinwolf is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, visit www.martinwolf.com.  

 

To learn more about martinwolf, contact Matthew Putzulu at mputzulu@martinwolf.com.

 

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