How volatility eats itself and why everyone should care

If low rates result in low volatility, what will happen when rates go up?

Helen Thomas, author of

The return of volatility to the FX arena has been greeted with joy by misty-eyed foreign exchange participants. "It feels like a real market again!" has been the relieved response from many who thought the entire asset class was dead, caught between the flash-boy high-frequency traders and the dominating central banks.

The persistence of ultra-low interest rates in the G-4 didn't even help emerging market investors, where the hunt for yield drove out any concept of differentiation between

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