Asian stocks fall sharply and then recover some but not all of their losses a day or so later....

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian stocks fall sharply and then recover some but not all of their losses a day or so later. That seems to have been a recurring pattern over the past few weeks since the great global sell-off began and the past couple of days have been no different. Shares bounced back today, helped by decent retail sales data in the U.S. yesterday and a report that the Fed's QE tapering will be so gentle you won't even feel it. Japan (DXJ) +1.9%, Hong Kong (EWH) +0.4%, China (FXI) +0.6%, India (INDY) +1.5%, Australia (EWA) +2%, Philippines (EPHE) +2.1%, Thailand (THD) +3.6%.