The current action is reflective of what is taking place in Asia right now, especially China. The Chinese are trying to move from an export-based economy to a consumer based economy, and they are also trying to implement new changes. One of which is to make big government companies understand that there is no such thing as too big to fail and that they cannot expect to receive loans forever if they fail to deliver results. Hence, in the short term, the markets in Asia will experience very volatile moves. However, from a long-term perspective, the outlook continues to improve. We expect this index to soar eventually to new highs and continue to put in new highs for years to come.
For now this index is informing us that while there will be some good short term opportunities in Asia, the outlook over the short term favours more downside action. Expect volatility in the Short term, as the Chinese markets are in the process of putting in a long term bottom. Pay attention to how strong companies hold up during corrections. Generally, stronger companies tend to suffer less during strong market corrections and tend to fare better than the overall market. These are the companies you want to get into for when the market starts to move up, they will roar. Some companies warranting closer a look at BABA, CHL, HNP, QIHU, SOHU, etc.