With Stocks at Peak, Compensation for Taking Risk Is Low: Chart

A BNP Paribas SA index tracking risk premium globally is near its lowest level since April, a sign that the strong performance in riskier assets may ease, according to a note from the bank. The last time the measure hit such lows, the MSCI All-Country World Index dropped more than 3 percent in the following month. With BNP Paribas’s Love-Panic gauge for the U.S. at an almost three-year high, sentiment for equities trading at record prices might be too bullish.

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