SPRINGING A QUESTION: ARE EMERGING STOCK MARKETPLACES IN BLOOM? © Leo Haviland April 9, 2013

Many wizards praise emerging marketplace countries such as China as engines for international prosperity. The worldwide scope of the 2007 financial (economic) crisis and the following years emphasizes the close interconnection of the economies of advanced nations and key emerging (developing) countries around the globe. Historical review from the dawn of the global economic disaster up to the current time reveals price and time parallels between the trends of emerging stock marketplaces and those of the US (and related stock arenas in Europe and other advanced nations). Therefore, the bear trend since spring 2011 in emerging marketplaces is a warning sign to the S+P 500.

Maybe emerging stock marketplaces will resume their bull trend alongside a continuing climb by the S+P 500. However, the downturn within this flock of emerging countries is widespread. Note also the similar fall in commodity prices in general. Such considerations indicate that a return to the bull side by stock marketplaces of emerging marketplaces in general is unlikely. Although relative to their dismal appearance of autumn2008/winter2009, emerging marketplaces may seem to be in full flower (“still looking pretty good”), their bloom has faded substantially and suggests potential for further withering. Not only have stock benchmarks of developing nations in general been a bear trend, but also they established additional interim tops in early 2013. This underlines the significant potential for a notable decline in the S+P 500 in the relatively near future.

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