April 9th, 2012
Written by John Lounsbury
For the thirty markets tracked by Econintersect, the last six months or so have seen many dramatic rallies. With some notable sources predicting an imminent recession in the U.S., with Europe teetering on the brink of financial crisis part two, and with Asia struggling with slowing economies for its growth engines, India and China, to say nothing of Japan's struggle to recover from the March natural disaster, the world just said "So what!!" and launched 26 of the 30 markets into cyclical bull markets with the average gain of 30%. This was no timid rally - this was a clear blowout. And for the four that were "left out?" They had advances that averaged merely 16%, the weakest being the Sydney All ordinaries Index that advanced 14.2% between October 4, 2011 and April 2, 2012.
Follow up:Two of the 30 (Frankfurt and Brazil) had advances of more than 44%. Every major market area (North America, Latam, Europe and Asia Pacific) had multiple markets advance more than 30%.
Here are the complete results:
Data: Yahoo Finance Click on graphic for larger image.
Where are the bears? Well there are a few that may be coming out of hibernation. I will report on them in another post.
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