International and Emerging Markets are Due
Over the last five plus years, since December, 2010, the total return for domestic stocks (S&P 500) has been 97.0% while international developed stocks (MSCI EAFE) has returned -2.7% and emerging markets (MSCI Emerging Market) has returned -26.4%. International stocks have been hurt by austerity, Grexit and Brexit while emerging markets have been hurt by deflation and the crash in commodity prices. This may be about to change. When a market outperforms its long term average, its future expected returns go down. Also, when a market underperforms its long term average, its future expected returns increase. The Brexit vote and US election was a warning to the EU and ultimately may signal the end of austerity. Commodity prices appear to be bottoming and inflation is picking up. The cyclical nature of markets is such that I believe international and emerging markets will outperform the US market over the next 5 to 10 years.
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