Greece is in the news because its economy is a wreck.

China is in the news because it has the potential to be this century's economic superpower.

So would you ever guess that Greece's stock market is outperforming China's stock market by 30 percentage points this year?

It's true.

In this video, Fool columnist Morgan Housel discusses how the divergence came about and what lesson investors can take away from it. 

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