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Jordan DiPietro
December 15, 2009

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International diversification is nothing new, although it's recently been spurred by the growth and success of emerging markets. This year alone, developing-market ETFs have fared much better than most developed countries' indices. For instance, the iShares MSCI Emerging Market Index has returned roughly 67% so far in 2009; compared with the 23% return of the S&P 500, that's pretty impressive.

Although some domestic stocks like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) have seen substantial gains year to date, blue chips like Wal-Mart (NYSE: W