Do markets really move together?

This post was co-published on capitalmind.in exploring whether global markets really move together… It was going so well. Carrying on from a blockbuster 2017, the NIFTY had risen almost 6% in 2018 by Jan 29th. And then the jitters started. By the end of the 1st week of Feb, we were down almost 2% for the year, after a budget that added Long Term Capital Gains taxes for Indian stocks after 13 years. As of this writing, the NIFTY is roughly back to where it started the year, with expectations that more volatility will follow. One way to look at the

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China is no stranger to stock market bubbles

The on-going “excitement” about China and stock market bubbles has everyone in a tizzy. A little over a month ago, I was surprised to notice that the Shanghai composite index had doubled within a year! China Composite Index up 49% YTD. 1 year return of 136%! What’s behind the craziness? https://t.co/pPXQE28FKD — The Calm Investor (@CalmInvestor) June 1, 2015 Sure enough, Chinese stocks have corrected dramatically over the last few days, but one year returns still stand at close to 90%, compared to much more modest returns for the Nifty (India), S&P500 (U.S) and Dax (Germany) Zooming out five years,

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