Every market environment is different. It’s changing every day. What might give us insight into what’s happening during one period of time in the market doesn’t guarantee that it will help in the future, or ever again for that matter. Back in 2008-2009, correlations spiked all over the world and the US Dollar was moving in the exact opposite direction as the S&P500. Watching the Euro and more specifically the Euro/Yen was a huge advantage back them. I remember it like it was yesterday. But in today’s environment, those negative correlations are no longer valid. It’s a different market environment now. It’s always different.
So while the EUR/JPY and the US Dollar Index were great tells for the direction of US Stocks in 2008, today we’re looking at different indicators. Two that I’m particularly focused on right now are Germany and London. First of all, these are 2 of the most important indexes in the world. Top 3? Top 5? Either way, both of them are on the Mount Rushmore of Stock Market Indexes. [Read more…]