Investment Markets Overview — W/E 21st August 2015

A couple of weeks ago we commented on a new meaning for “Grexit” as investors who had been trapped within the Athens stock-exchange for 5-weeks since it was closed, all headed for the exit together. This week appeared to see the start of a mass squeeze through the exit door of Global stock markets. You can take your pick on the “catalyst” that triggered the charge, China, Japan’s disappointing GDP, commodities, currency crashes or maybe the FOMC minutes released on Wednesday, but a “Socionomist” would point to a “change in collective social mood,” from positive, perhaps even fearless, to the beginnings of negative tone, with fear of loss rising. We also suggested, two weeks ago, the importance of the 3500 level in respect the Shanghai stock-index, the SH Comp. It closed on Friday at 3507, so we may see a literal scrum in respect of the exit doors in China next week. Adding to the mix was a bomb attack in Bangkok and an exchange of fire between North and South Korea.

21 August 15

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Additional Commentaries:
•US economic data . . .
•Euro-Zone . . .
•The UK . . .
•Out East . . .
•The $US index . . .
•Within the commodities complex . . .
•Economic data due next week includes . . .

 It is an understatement to say that society, perhaps the world over, have become dis-enchanted with the traditional banking community, opening a gap for new players  ……

Charts:
1.  Indices Weekly
2. US Manufacturing V CPI & $US Spot
3. UK Inflation V UK Retail Sales
4. Japan GDP V Japan Exports
5. Commodity YTD  Moves

Table:

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

“Do as we say, not what we do.

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