Monthly World Markets Report

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

A genre that has withstood the test of time is one in which alternate realities are considered. From the classic series The Twilight Zone to modern takes such as Black Mirror, in these short stories, reality or an element of reality is altered in order to create an alternate present. Whether an episode considers the possibility of artificial intelligence creating an oppressive dystopia or a technology that leads to a quadrupling of life expectancy and the unexpected consequences, these science fiction stories are enthralling. Recent market performance has also been enthralling (but for all of the wrong reasons) and when we assess the factors fueling the recent market volatility and monitor some of the unusual items in the news cycle, some might suggest that we are living in an alternate present!
 

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