Investment Markets Overview – w/e 14 March 2014

Crimea’s 1.5m eligible voters will be asked this week-end on whether to rejoin Russia or to stay with Ukraine and with ethnic Russians making up 59% of the region against 24% ethnic Ukrainians, the result is fairly predictable. This move towards secession appears to have caught everyone by surprise, but why? A student of Socionomics would identify that the collective social mood of a Nation can be identified by its main stock-index and in Russia’s case it peaked back in May 2008, re-traced part of the subsequent losses until April 2011, since when it has slumped by 50%. As such, the collective social mood of Russia has been turning more negative for five years now, not since last week, and during negative social mood trends, polarisation within society and trends towards secession go hand in hand.


Note also the strong correlation of Russia’s stock-index to the price of Crude Oil, which has diverged of late. This would suggest that either the collective social mood within Russia is about to lighten-up OR the price of crude is about to crash. We will watch the January low of $91.61 very closely.

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  1. Russia Stock – Index vs West-Texas Light Crude Price
  2. Indices Weekly
  3. US Adv Salse Y on Y vs Wholesalers Investories Monthly % Change
  4. UK BRC Sales Like for Like Y on Y vs UK GDP Q on Q
  5. SH Comp vs China Exports Y on Y
  6. Commodity 1 Week Moves


   13 Indices, 11 columns of detailed information, for accurate analysis

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“Secession = Political Divorce”



One response to this post.

  1. […] of Oil, highlighting the moving-average cross and the $79 support line, with the 14th March “Investment markets Overview” warning of a crash for both Oil and for Russian stocks, whereas our, “Gold Watch” missive of […]


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