The first quarter of 2014 is almost in the books, and so far things have been a lot tougher in the markets than the previous two years. For example, year to date through March 25, the S&P 500 is up about 1.8%. Last year, the index was up nearly 6% through the first three months. In 2012, we already were up about 11%.
Yes, itâ??s been harder to make money this year, and thatâ??s particularly true if youâ??ve been allocated to China and/or emerging markets. The charts here of the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) show the respective tumble that took place in January, which was followed by a lot of volatility through mid-March.
Recently, however, stocks in both China and the emerging markets have staged a quiet comeback. FXI just broke above its 50-day moving average, while EEM now is back above both its 50- and 200-day moving averages.
So, is the move in China and in the emerging markets the beginning of more upside in these two sectors?
Read more about how China and emerging markets bounced back at Eagle Daily Investor.