ESMA sees a prolonged period of risk from market corrections

ESMA sees a prolonged period of risk from market corrections

Thursday 03 June 2021 14:35

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its first Risk Dashboard (RD) for 2021 covering the first quarter of the year. The RD highlights that the main risk for EU financial markets remains that posed by a sudden risk reassessment, amid the general decoupling of securities prices from economic fundamentals, and is maintains its risk assessment at a very high level.

Valuations in EU financial markets for most market segments are now at or above pre-COVID-19 levels. They remain highly sensitive to events and volatility, as shown by the market movements related to Gamestop and the impact that a potentially slow roll-out of vaccines had on equity prices....

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