Throughout the week I did a ton of intermarket work comparing many markets with each other. This is a great exercise and really helps me get some perspective on the flow of money around the world. Remember, it doesn’t just disappear. When money leaves one asset, let’s say Japanese Yen or U.S. Treasury Bonds, it goes elsewhere. In this case, we’re seeing that money flow towards banks as well as Japanese and European stocks.
There are two ways to use this information. First, simply take the money flow data as confirmation of other things we’re seeing around the world, particularly those that we discussed in this week’s conference call. Second, through execution purposes benefiting from narrowing or widening of these spreads. I personally use them in both ways.
Here are some of the more interesting developments that I found: