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An Emerging Market Trading above its 200-day

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The S&P 500 is below its 200-day moving average and most country indexes are also below their 200-day moving averages. Two emerging countries, however, stand out in this crowd: Indonesia and the Philippines.

The first chart shows the Indonesia iShares (EIDO) and the DJ Indonesia Index ($IDDOW) with their 200-day SMAs. The index (lower window) found support in the 1225-1250 area from July to October and broke above its summer highs with a surge in November-December. This is one of the few country indexes trading above its summer highs and above its 200-day SMA. The upper window shows the Indonesia iShares for reference. Keep in mind that there is a currency effect when trading international ETFs priced in US Dollar.

The next chart shows the Philippines iShares (EPHE) in the top window and the DJ Philippines Index ($PHDOW) in the lower window. The index surged above its 200-day SMA on Tuesday, but remains below its summer highs. Thus, the DJ Philippines Index is not as strong as the DJ Indonesia Index.


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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com. He has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities magazine. Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed technician. In addition to his CMT designation, Arthur holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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