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Professor Robert Engle identifies potential future causes of volatility in financial markets

Excerpt from Bloomberg -- “One of the most obvious events would be an indictment of the president. I’ve asked my friends, though, and they don’t seem to think it’ll be a very volatile moment. Maybe that’s consistent with the idea that volatility, or lack thereof, comes from Washington. I think more about geopolitical events: deterioration of conditions in the Middle East or North Korea. What really scares me the most is a cyberthreat. That countries could get into our computer system. That could produce a lot of volatility and damage our system.”

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