You may have noticed that many investors tend to think that "Stocks in the same region of the world move together."
This assumption seems to make sense, because regions often do share trading ties, natural resources, labor pools, etc. And yet . . . it's not the reality.
The reality is that every market develops its own Elliott wave pattern. How else do you explain that, for example, India's S&P CNX Nifty Index declined 25% in 2011, while Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries lost only 15%?
It's these differences -- and their implications for stock market trends in 2012 -- that you'll find discussed in the February 2012 Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast.
In the February issue:
THE FACT OF THE EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING MATTER IS, some Asian-Pacific stocks are in a long-term bull trend, and some are in long-term bearish trends. The February 2012 Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast tells you which ones are which.
CHINA & VIETNAM: Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Index and China's Shanghai Composite both appear to be following the same Elliott wave pattern. In another similarity, protests over land disputes have erupted within both China and Vietnam recently. Find out what these and other Elliott wave and market sentiment indicators mean for the trend from here.
AUSTRALIA: You can see a long-term chart of the ASX which shows that 137 years of price action in Aussie stocks fit neatly inside a trend channel. The February 2012 Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast also gives you a insightful look at the Aboriginal rights protests as compared to the historic highs and lows in the ASX.
SALMAN RUSHDIE AND THE SENSEX: When the India-born author appeared at the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2007, it went without a hitch. But at the 2011 festival authorities canceled Rushdie's video appearance, fearing riots. What's so different since 2007? The February 2012 Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast gives you a unique, socionomic answer -- as well as a forecast for the SENSEX in the weeks ahead.
PAKISTAN: YES, WE KHAN? The year-long downtrend in Pakistan has been good for opposition party candidates. Find out our take on the future of a rising star named Imran Khan -- whose future is closely tied in with the trend in the KSE 100.
HONG KONG & SINGAPORE: The Hang Seng and Straits Times indexes are both in wave C's of their larger Elliott wave patterns. Expect similar moves in one direction soon.
JAPAN: The TOPIX Machinery Index has led the rally since the 2009 low and has continued to outperform the NIKKEI. Find out if it's just an outlier -- or a trendsetter.
SPECIAL SECTION: Anwar Ibrahim and The Politics of Social Mood. A socionomic look at the political life of Malaysia’s opposition coalition leader.
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The Asian-Pacific Short Term Update
Timely analysis and forecasts for the major stock indexes in Japan, China, India, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, plus occasional updates for Taiwan, Korea and other Asian-Pacific nations. Editor and award-winning market technician Chris Carolan keeps you abreast of market moves between the monthly Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast issues, while also providing valuable commentary on debt and forex markets.
The Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast
Editor Mark Galasiewski's insightful and useful commentary on the major stock indexes in Japan, China, India, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and more, plus on the region's financial and social trends has prompted one subscriber to write that Mark clearly has his "finger on the pulse of the local scene here."
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