In today’s Barron’s Online column I talked about intermarket forces and how they can give us clues as to what is going to happen in the various markets. I just finished re-reading my copy of John Murphy’s span style=”font-style: italic;”Intermarket Analysis/span and it is fascinating how all of these asset classes – stocks, bonds, commodities and the dollar – interact. Better yet, they can give us a read on the economy that far surpasses the predictions of the economist /br /What was that old joke? If you put all the economists of the world end to end they still would not reach a /br /Intermarket analysis makes the economists’ jobs so much easier and makes my own technical opinions that much /br /And for those who have been reading my work for a long time, you may have noticed great similarities in style to John Murphy. He does not know it but he has been my mentor since I started in this business in 1986. And he started Getting Technical (at Barron’s Online before handing the keys to me. Ah, trivia.