World Markets Update: Comparing Major Indexes

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 |  Includes: DAX-OLD, LDN, SPY
by: Doug Short

Here is a new overlay of five world markets since March 9, 2009. The start date is arbitrary: The S&P 500 hit a low on March 9th, the Nikkei 225 on March 10th, the DAX on March 6th, the FTSE on March 3rd, and the Hang Seng 4.4 months earlier on October 27, 2008. However, by aligning on the same day, we get a better sense of the present-day synchronous behavior of the markets than if we align the lows.

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The question going forward is whether the correction to date is a long-term low or an interim low with more downside to come.

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