On 02 Nov 2009 Dow Jones had showed its hand in moving northwards in short term. I had mentioned that as leadership for rest of the global markets in my last post. For quick reference click the link here- http://archana-archdeb.blogspot.com/2009/11/global-stock-markets-dow-comes-to.html
Leadership that Dow exhibited was to no avail. No global market was ready to follow Dow Jones' example. China was an exception, but then China always plays the market on its own terms - based on its economy's performance. But we were discussing Dow and its tenacity in holding on to sanity against global sell offs. The other way around is still not happening!!
But to be candid I must admit that Dow's strength yesterday had lot to do with some important events that took place. Take a look :-
- Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway bought the railroad company Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp in a mega-deal of $44 billion. This signals that Warren Buffet is betting big on revival of American economy. In his own words Warren Buffet described the deal as "It's an all-in wager on the economic future of the United States". With strong American revival there will be increased demand for power and Berkshire owns coal based power company MidAmerican Energy. This company will require coal to be hauled over long distances. That is also where acquisition of a railroad company comes into play, if you get the bigger picture. But in all intricate calculations, US economy surging ahead is what Warren Buffet is betting his last penny on. That is certainly good news for global markets, considering how coupled we all are!
- Experts expressed their considered opinion that Fed is not likely to hike any interest rates in its November meet. That acted as firm anchor for Dow in trade yesterday.