New York, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2012
The S&P 500 stock market index has been outperforming the rest of the world’s stock markets, but according to Michael Lombardi, lead contributor to Profit Confidential, market indices in China and Japan are signaling that the U.S. market might shortly follow the world markets in a serious decline or even a crash.
In the article “These Three Stock Markets Crashing; Is Ours Far Behind?,” Lombardi says that the weak economic reports out of China’s key indicators are signaling that the Chinese economy could be weaker than many people think.
“Even while the world economy was at the height of the recession in 2009, the Shanghai Stock Exchange was performing extremely well,” says Lombardi. “Since then, this key indicator has corrected 35%.”
This index is at a three-year low; Lombardi believes this means that investors have little faith in a recovery in China.
“Which does not bode well for world stock markets, including the S&P 500,” says Lombardi. “Remember, China is the second-largest economy in the world after the U.S.”
Lombardi also looks at the third-largest economy, Japan.
“With its high debt levels and politicians fiercely debating how to deal with a weakening global economy, investors are also hesitant, as evidenced by the decline in the Japanese market,” says Lombardi.
Similar to what the S&P 500 represents here in the U.S., the Nikkei represents the most important companies in Japan, Lombardi explains.
“It is bouncing around a three-year low and shows no faith in the Japanese economy rebounding from its slump,” he notes. “In the past three years, this key indicator has fallen 24%.”
“The major question is if the stock markets of the second- and third-largest economies are both trading at three-year lows, how does this bode for the number one economy, the U.S.?” asks Lombardi.
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Michael Lombardi, MBA, the lead Profit Confidential editorial contributor, has just released his most recent update of Critical Warning Number Six, a breakthrough video with Lombardi’s current predictions for the U.S. economy, stock market, U.S. dollar, euro, interest rates and inflation. To see the video, visit http://www.profitconfidential.com/critical-warning-number-six.