Over $6 trillion of bonds around the world have a negative yield, central banks are adopting negative interest rates and global growth forecasts are being downgraded.
For investors, it's been one of the most volatile starts to a year in memory.
The volatility sweeping through markets this year has been as aggressive as it has been widespread, but where specifically should investors be looking for signs of building stresses and strains in the financial system?
Just as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has his "dashboard" of economic indicators measuring the health of the euro zone economy, here are 10 charts investors can watch for warning signs of increasing market turmoil, stress in the banking system and investor flight to safety
Reporting by Jamie McGeever; Graphics by Vincent Flasseur, Stephen Culp and Matt Weber Editing by Jeremy Gaunt