February 28, 2015

Here’s a chart illustrating a relationship I can’t explain. The chart shows that over the past three years, every short-term trend and almost every ripple in Japan iShares (EWJ) has been mimicked by¬†London’s FTSE Index.

EWJ_FTSE_3yr_280215

I have no idea why there has been such a strong positive correlation between the Japanese stock market’s performance in US$ terms and the UK stock market’s performance in Pound terms. Furthermore, it’s not like the relationship is a peculiarity of the past 3¬†years, as the following chart shows that it goes back at least 10 years.

EWJ_FTSE_10yr_280215

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