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Deja-vu (or Asia-doo doo)

By: Ed Carlson | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Thai SET tumbled 15% in 2013 as political instability caused by protests against Prime Minister Shinawatra threatens the 2nd largest SE Asian economy. Protestors threaten to shut down Bangkok by January 13 in hopes of ousting the Prime Minister.

Crisis in Thailand brings back memories from 1997. The collapse of the Thai baht acquainted us with the term"crony capitalism" as well as a hedge fund named Long Term Capital Management.

With the break of the August lows in the Thai SET and Thursday's crack in US and European markets the situation in Thailand is starting to smell like Deja-doo doo.

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Author: Ed Carlson

Ed Carlson
Seattle Technical

Ed Carlson

Ed Carlson, author of George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis, and his new book, George Lindsay's An Aid to Timing is an independent trader, consultant, and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) based in Seattle. Carlson manages the website Seattle Technical, where he publishes daily and weekly commentary. He spent twenty years as a stockbroker and holds an M.B.A. from Wichita State University.

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