Often you find in markets that marginal companies start going down first and in the end its really just a few generals that are leading the charge. Most stocks are going down but because the generals are big they hold the market up and people thing everything is OK but the Advance/Decline line is deteriorating. I have seen it many times and it has been happening in the U.S. in the last year or two. Last year only one third of the NYSE stocks were up. (Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN))
Jim Rogers is a legendary investor that co-founded the Quantum Fund and retired at age thirty-seven. He is the author of several investing books and also a renowned financial commentator worldwide famous for his contrarian views on financial markets.