Chart of the Week: Ratio of Emerging Markets to Europe/Asia

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 | 11:00 AM

Mike Panzner observes that after nearly two years of outperformance, the MSCI Emerging markets index has broken a key uptrend relative to MSCI EAFE. Is the shift away from emerging markets and into more mature economies reflective of where growth is heading, or does it reveal a loss of risk appetite? We suspect the latter. (Forbes disagrees).

Ratio of Emerging Markets to Europe/Asia
Source: Mike Panzner

Note: EAFE stands for "Europe, Australia, Far East," and the MSCI EAFE iShares ETF is based on EAFE Index. It covers stocks from much of the globe, with the fund holding nearly 800 non-U.S. securities.


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Just a few add-ons:

The MSCI EAFE index has 1140 securities at last count and the ticker is EFA. Also, the index only invests in international developed markets.

Keep up the great work Barry!

Posted by: Jay Morrison | May 24, 2006 12:14:49 PM

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