M7-Markets General Dispersion

The upper section of each graph shows weekly closing prices of the general market index. In the middle section, 52-week rates of change are shown for top and bottom quintile, the median, and the market index. Performance differences between index and median and between top quintile and index are plotted in the lower section. Except for the plot of weekly closing prices, all other scales are uniform across countries.

Charts reveal the  performance dispersion within each market. Comparing index and median performance provides clues as to the performance of index heavy-weights versus the wider market. Extreme readings for top and bottom quintile performance may indicate overheating or undercooling markets.