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A Look At Global Markets

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    June 30, 2013

    Global markets historically tend to move quite closely in tandem with each other, into and out of corrections, into and out of bull and bear markets. That tendency can also be seen in the seasonal patterns, as proven in a number of academic studies: Market’s Seasonal Patterns in Global Markets! 

    In the last few years the pattern has been distorted, probably due to so much influence by the unprecedented government fiscal, and central bank monetary, stimulus measures used to pull global economies out of the 2008 financial meltdown.

    Those fiscal and monetary stimulus efforts were applied with considerable difference in timing by different countries. And the reversal process is promising to be just as un-coordinated.

    That shows up in the charts of global markets. A few examples:

    Bear markets underway in some major markets.




    Only short-term pullbacks from record highs in others.




    The big question is whether when they get back to moving in tandem will it be those near record highs catching up on the downside, or those in bear markets catching up on the upside?

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    Sy Harding publishes the financial website Street Smart Report Online and a free daily Internet blog at Sy’s Free Blog. In 1999 he authored Riding The Bear – How To Prosper In the Coming Bear Market. His latest book is Beat the Market the Easy Way! – Proven Seasonal Strategies Double Market’s Performance!

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