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China and Japan Lag


Since early July, the Shanghai Composite ($SSEC) and the Nikkei 225 ($NIKK) have been lagging western European stock markets and the US. The PerfChart below shows the Shanghai Composite is actually down since July and the Nikkei is barely positive. In contrast, the US and western European indices are up over 15%.

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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