NEW YORK ( ETF Expert) -- U.S. stock investors have largely dismissed several market-moving forces from the previous decade. "Decoupling," rising interest rates, the yen carry trade -- many of the most powerful forces in the financial universe have been less relevant because the Federal Reserve is purchasing $85 billion in government and quasi-government bonds.More recently, however, the uncertainties of yesteryear are nipping at the backsides of formerly undeterred bulls. Today, there appears to be acknowledgement that U.S. stocks cannot decouple from foreign stock assets indefinitely. Whereas U.S. stock participants had been fazed by neither Europe's recession nor the underperformance of emerging market equities, the recent deterioration of foreign stocks is beginning to weigh on U.S. shares.
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