The U.S. market has been doing well for the past couple of years; however, the rest of the world has struggled. With the U.S. dollar and economy increasing in strength, emerging market stocks and bonds have sold off. Why is that? Since the financial crisis in 2008, investors have been looking for opportunities outside of the U.S. This was strengthened by the stalled U.S. market, which we saw not too long ago. As money flooded into emerging markets, countries started to borrow money at an uncomfortable level. Fueled by a surging U.S. market, higher interest rates, and tax cuts, many investors all over the world have begun to invest back into the U.S. market, which is offering better returns. This trend has been fueled even more by the political and economic uncertainty in some emerging market countries.