Monday, May 30, 2011

State of World Markets via Country Fund ETF's

Many people consider the 200 day simple moving average ("SMA") to be a bull/bear line in the sand. Below the line, you've entered bear market territory. Above it, you can still claim bull market. The table below shows a collection of 34 ETF's that represent the world markets.  Currently, one-fifth are below their 200 SMA (some not by much though). Just one month ago, only one ETF was below its 200 SMA, Vietnam.  As country ETF's continue to drop below the 200 SMA, more opportunities may be on the short side versus long. Something to keep in mind.


Name
Ticker
Date
Close
Price vs.
 200 SMA
1 Month Ago
 Price vs.
 200 SMA

1 Week
Price
 Change
1 Month
Price
 Change
YTD
Price
 Change
  Switzerland  
EWL
5/27/2011
27.98
12.4%
13.2%

2.3%
1.8%
11.6%
  Sweden  
EWD
5/27/2011
34.19
10.7%
16.8%

-0.8%
-4.2%
9.5%
  South Korea  
EWY
5/27/2011
64.89
9.8%
16.8%

1.0%
-5.1%
6.1%
  Poland   
EPOL
5/27/2011
37.16
9.0%
16.8%

0.7%
-6.0%
10.6%
Indonesia   
EIDO
5/27/2011
31.51
8.8%
10.1%

-1.4%
0.7%
8.3%
  Germany  
EWG
5/27/2011
26.3
7.7%
17.6%

-0.4%
-8.2%
9.9%
  France  
EWQ
5/27/2011
27.24
7.2%
14.2%

0.0%
-5.5%
11.4%
United States
SPY
5/27/2011
133.51
6.7%
10.3%

-0.1%
-1.9%
6.2%
  Belgium 
EWK
5/27/2011
14.55
6.6%
14.1%

-1.2%
-6.1%
10.8%
  Ireland 
EIRL
5/27/2011
22.43
6.6%
9.2%

-0.6%
-1.7%
11.3%
  Thailand  
THD
5/27/2011
67.62
6.3%
13.5%

0.3%
-4.7%
4.7%
  Canada  
EWC
5/27/2011
32.58
5.9%
11.0%

0.7%
-3.4%
5.1%
  United Kingdom  
EWU
5/27/2011
18.45
5.9%
10.5%

1.2%
-3.2%
6.2%
  Australia  
EWA
5/27/2011
26.54
5.8%
13.8%

-0.3%
-6.4%
4.3%
  Austria   
EWO
5/27/2011
22.65
5.3%
13.8%

0.9%
-6.6%
1.4%
  Mexico 
EWW
5/27/2011
62.13
5.3%
9.2%

1.8%
-2.3%
0.3%
  Malaysia (Free)  
EWM
5/27/2011
14.94
5.2%
7.4%

1.2%
-0.4%
3.9%
  Taiwan  
EWT
5/27/2011
15.31
5.2%
10.3%

-0.2%
-3.2%
-2.0%
  Netherlands  
EWN
5/27/2011
22.18
4.3%
11.9%

-0.4%
-6.3%
5.2%
  Chile  
ECH
5/27/2011
76.65
4.0%
6.5%

0.2%
-0.7%
-3.7%
  Singapore   
EWS
5/27/2011
14.02
3.6%
7.5%

-0.1%
-2.6%
1.2%
  Italy  
EWI
5/27/2011
18.09
3.4%
14.1%

-0.1%
-9.7%
10.4%
  Russia 
RSX
5/27/2011
38.14
3.2%
11.3%

3.3%
-6.6%
0.6%
  South Africa  
EZA
5/27/2011
70.85
3.0%
10.9%

1.1%
-6.6%
-5.1%
  Spain  
EWP
5/27/2011
41.71
2.7%
11.7%

1.3%
-8.5%
13.5%
 FTSE China 25  
FXI
5/27/2011
44.18
1.4%
4.4%

0.4%
-2.3%
2.5%
  Hong Kong  
EWH
5/27/2011
18.97
1.4%
4.9%

-0.7%
-1.8%
0.3%
 Vectors Africa 
AFK
5/27/2011
32.89
-0.6%
3.5%

0.2%
-3.3%
-6.5%
  Brazil
EWZ
5/27/2011
74.34
-0.9%
3.0%

3.4%
-3.3%
-4.0%
  Israel Capped  
EIS
5/27/2011
55.84
-1.7%
4.9%

-2.2%
-5.1%
-7.7%
 Gulf States
MES
5/27/2011
22.1
-2.2%
4.4%

-1.7%
-5.0%
-7.2%
  Japan  
EWJ
5/27/2011
10.09
-3.3%
1.6%

0.8%
-4.0%
-7.5%
  Turkey   
TUR
5/27/2011
59.78
-11.1%
4.7%

-2.5%
-13.7%
-9.7%
Vietnam
VNM
5/27/2011
20.57
-20.8%
-5.8%

-1.5%
-13.4%
-21.4%