Many of the Asian markets are due to be closed this week, as the Chinese New Year (New Year Lunar), the Year of the Rooster, began on Saturday. Although China uses the Gregorian (global) calendar for most official and business events, the Chinese calendar is still used to determine the days of traditional festivals, such as New Year’s Day, celebration of some birthdays, as well as Use of agriculture (planting, harvesting, etc.) and to identify the 4 seasons. The festivities begin on the day before New Year’s Day and run until February 3 (the day the Chinese stock market reopens), celebrated in several countries in Southeast Asia where there is a significant Chinese population as Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, among other countries, beyond, of course, China. Since the 1950s the Rooster years have recorded the worst average performances of the S & P500 when compared to the remaining animals of the Zodiac. In the last 50 years, there was an average devaluation of this index of 4.10%.