H/T the Reformed Broker:
From ETF Trends:
The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEM) declined 4.2% year-to-date and is testing the 200-day simple moving average, the third test in under a year.
Since climbing above its long-term trend line last year, the fund has
survived two tests of this indicator, once in November 2012 and again
in April 2013.
The emerging markets have been underperforming. The S&P 500 index
is up 17.4% so far this year and is roughly 9% above its 200-day moving
average. The MSCI World Index is up 11% this year. [Is the Party Over for High-Yield Emerging Market Bond ETFs?]
If emerging market stocks break below their 200-day moving average,
it could be a warning signal for global stocks as the emerging markets
are more sensitive to credit risks and economic growth.
This is something that I have noticed in individual emerging markets. The biggest drop has been south of the border where the entire Latin American ETF complex is in a downtrend. We're also seeing weaker performance in India, Brazil and the Eastern European ETFs.
Here is the chart from the article: