Market correlation, YTD best and worst performing trades

I just did the first of 3 planned, monthly CFD sessions with IG Singapore. Called ‘Lunch time market primer for CFD trading‘, it is a 1-hour session that looks at mostly stock indices, gold and crude oil.

From the 20 slides or so, I would like to share these 2 with you. Short of a sudden change in market drivers, I see this trend to stay for some time.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016 chart overlay of EEM, HSI, SiMSCI, China A50 and AUDJPY

Jan 2015 – Jan 2016 chart overlay of EEM, HSI, SiMSCI, China A50 and AUDJPY | Source:

  1. Overlaid in this chart EEM, Hang Seng Index, Singapore Index Futures and AUDJPY.
  2. We can see the strong correlation.
  3. This chart says ‘it is all one trade now’.


Futures performance YTD (Week 01 - 04 2016)

Futures performance YTD (Week 01 – 04 2016) | Source:

  1. This second chart from shows year to date performance of futures.
  2. What this chart says is betting on increase in volatility was the best trade and than followed by familiar gold and silver on third and fourth.
  3. Shorting WTI , DJIA and NZDJPY was very good idea as well.
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Soh Tiong Hum is Director of TerraSeeds Market Technician Pte Ltd. TerraSeeds is a trading educator in Singapore since 2005.   Soh's Twitter account @sohtionghum was ranked #23 out of The Top 70 Twitter Accounts To Follow In 2015 by MahiFX.   Disclaimer notice: "I do not have a financial advisor's license. I am not qualified by any regulator to give financial advice. I do not know you the reader. Your investment means and motive may be different from me. My posts here are based on observations and meant for education. I am not responsible for for any consequence from your actions."
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