Market Leaders Are Revealing Themselves

Slowly through each wave of rise and fall, markets are revealing where the capitals are concentrating. The market leaders are no longer US, Japan, nor Europe, but Brazil, India, China, and Taiwan.

US market is facing heavy pressure again today. S&P 500 has broken support at 1080/1085, and then 1065/1060. The technical pictures are simply getting worse and worse. However, that is not so for Brazil, India, China, Taiwan, and other southeast Asian markets. They are far above July low by some 10%. The good news is that I believe these market leaders are not forecasting a repeat of depression, or a serious bout of recession. The bad news (for more mature markets as to emerging markets) is that the better days are not for us.

Going forward the stock markets will be increasingly selective. Given the extremely low interest rate environment, there are LOTS of hot money trying to find a home. But it’s probably not going to be in S&P 500.

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