I put up that title to chide myself in doing this post, ‘cos this is the reason I started this blog– to “study inter-market relationships”.
I have often encountered hostile reactions in blogs and public forums, when I talk about the US markets or the FTSE or the Hangseng where the discussion is around the Nifty. They say Dow, Cow and Mow do not matter in the Indian context. Really? I wonder whether some of these fellows were born post January 2008!
To illustrate my need for this post, let me put up this chart:
It is a foregone conclusion simply by looking at the chart that each of these markets is connected to the other albeit in varying degrees.
And as you can see they are making their moves together….but that is the broader picture.
I’m here to talk about the minor deviations, get a bit more precise and develop edges in different time frames and to use one market to predict moves in the other.
Sometimes one market knows something the other doesn’t and that’s where the edge develops.
If two markets are in focus, and they move at the same time together, then it does not help, but it is a confirmation move- one for the other. But when these co-relations breakdown one becomes predictive for the other.
This is what I found in the Nifty a while back…
Here is a snapshot of an excel sheet I maintain :
As you can see, the corelation with the US spx is 91 % and that with the FTSE and the HSI is 90 %. Incidentally Nikkei is the least at 84 %.
Now let’s get to the interesting part :
I have plotted the 50 day and the 10 day averages for the co-relation.
If you see the 50 day average fore the Nifty, it is negatively co-related ( had broken down) and in the past ten days there has been a revision to the yearly average.One look at the 50 day average , 10 days back, would have told me that there has to be a big upmove coming.
The co-relation can work the other way around too…the Spx or the other indices can fall to make up with the Nifty, but the odds are better for one index to move up than for four to fall.
In view of the expected drop on Monday in the Nifty on account of the RBI’s announcement, one would be advised to keep an eye out on global indices and this co-relation index.