Saturday, February 9, 2013

Some Key Ex-US Indices Diverging from $SPX and $DJIA

Global equity markets tend in the same direction. The first chart below on weekly timeframe, comparing $SPX to $EEM, Euro 350 and All World Ex-US, makes this apparent. 

So, when divergences become apparent, it is at least a flag. In the second chart on daily timeframe, EEM has diverged since the start of January and Euro 350 since the start of February. Both are down 3-4% from their high while $SPX has moved up. 

EEM and Euro 350 (IEV) are down 3-4% from their recent peaks while US indices are moving higher.