China’s Shanghai Composite index got walloped overnight – falling 6.7% – and reaching it’s lowest levels since May, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Could China be leading the broader markets down? I think it’s very possible. China’s been the posterchild of this monster rally – “Look everyone, China’s doing OK!” And if China’s not really doing so hot…uh oh!
In reality I think we’ve seen a lot of smoke and mirrors from a government desperate to keep the economy rolling. They’ve used enough forms of “economic steroids” to make a MLB slugger proud.
With Chinese stocks off nearly 25% since August 4th, I’d be very cautious right now about equities in general.