GCC Stock Index Volatility — Volatility — GCC Market Analytics
GCC Stock Index Volatility | GCC Market Analytics

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

GCC Stock Index Volatility

The charts below show the price performance of each GCC market index along with the corresponding 20-day volatility (blue shaded area) and the average 20-day volatility (dashed lined).

For those not familiar with volatility check out Google or see this: Volatility

As you can see, for all GCC equity markets the current 20-day volatility is well below the historical averages.  In fact, for several markets the current volatility levels as low as they've been for some time.

Which begs the question: are we due for an increase in volatility in 2011?  And if volatility does increase will it be accompanied by an upward or downwards move in stock markets?

In upcoming posts I'll be taking a closer look at volatility of GCC equity markets and whether it can tell us anything revealing about future price action.  

Dubai - DFM General Index - Historical Volatility

Abu Dhabi - ADX Index - Historical Volatility

Saudi - Tadawul Index - Historical Volatility

Kuwait - Kuwait All Share Index - Historical Volatility

Qatar - QE Index - Historical Volatility

Bahrain - Bahrain All Share Index - Historical Volatility

Muscat - Muscat 30 Index - Historical Volatility