iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM). It is true that developed world stocks decoupled from emerging market stocks in 2013. That said, one would be hard-pressed to find another year where the S&P 500 pole vaulted 29% higher while the MSCI Emerging Market Index logged a negative -6%. The point here is that if corporations in countries like China, India and Brazil crater in 2014, they are more likely to drag on developed world stock funds the way that they did in January. Recently, EEM experienced a dreaded “death cross” with its 50-day trendline crossing below its 200-day moving average.
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