Re: Very poor analysis.
"Apple shares peaked in late September and have been on the way down since, baring some volatility on the way.
If that had anything to do with the company's performance.."
In this case its to do with business model.
"then why does the plot for Google shares have pretty much the same shape??"
Its a Bear Market, lots of things are going to 'look' the same, however a bit of a differece between a 2% drop & a 7%
"Indeed, even the gold spot price has been on the wane since then."
Yeah you may want to speak to the lads over at GATA about that one.
"There is a reason…"
Quantitative Easing or QE? - the massive amount of tax payer backed money lent to gamblers er.. sorry banks at 0% interest so they could go out and buy buy buy with no risk to themselfs to help pump up the stock markets of the world while at the same time cause inflation.
"All these asset classes are "safe haven" instruments and with the financials in doubt since 2008 thanks to the crisis and now sovereigns in crisis thanks to the financials these "blue chip asset parks" have been more important than ever."
When has any stock ever been refered to as a Safe Haven?
Safe Haven are normally Gold & other precious metals, and the Guilts & Bonds of nations who generally have sound money management (Switzerland, US etc [you at the back stop laughing]), And the system being what it is these Bond markets are now at historic highs, shouldnt be long till we start to see some of these babies pop.
"So why the big sell-off now you may ask?"
Well turn downs after QE is frankly common, it wont be long till one or more governments decide they need to do something to 'help the markets'
"Something wicked this way comes."
More QE, more Inflation.. rejoice peasants the end is nigh!