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Emerging markets stock funds have seen inflows of $21 billion from the first of the year through the end of October. The International Monetary Fund predicts that developing economies will expand at a rate of 7.1 percent in 2010 and 6.4 percent in 2011. Growth for developed countries is projected to be only 2.7 percent in 2010 and 2.2 percent in 2011. “A market, regardless of the underlying growth, can actually become overvalued, and perhaps U.S. investors will start seeing the values in the U.S. equity market and realize that you need to diversify,” says Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist for Prudential Financial.

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