Saturday, September 08, 2007

Emerging Markets hold the line in equity decline

Has the egg finally cracked?

I postulated, last year, that emerging markets were a better value proposition that widely acknowledged, with their strong economic fundamentals, and solid government financing, in sharp contrast to most western nations, and particularly the US.

The WS Journal chart below (via Barry Ritholtz's Big Picture), shows that, globally, the emerging markets were the only major stock group to end the week in an up position.

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Perhaps this is the start of the trend I've envisioned, wherein emerging markets, and the developed nations, re-balance to more appropriate valuation ratios, based on the conditions actually in existence today.

Or perhaps this is just a short term blip ...

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