by Bill McBride on 6/12/2008 01:40:00 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Remember when the Shanghai stock market declined 9% on Feb 27, 2007? That caused shock waves around the world, including a 400 points decline in the DOW index the following day. After falling to 2772 in Feb 2007, the SSE composite index more than doubled!
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Now the index has fallen back below 3,000 - still above the close after the one day sell off - but 50% below the peak.
This is some serious cliff diving.
This sell off could be in anticipation of a slowing Chinese economy, and I wouldn't be surprised to finally see a slowdown in China after the Olympics this summer. And a Chinese slowdown might lead to lower oil prices - something else to watch later this year.