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Emerging markets

Economic growth in emerging markets has been almost double that of developed markets over the past decade. But in recent years, a stronger U.S. dollar and a steep decline in commodity prices have left some emerging economies under pressure. While the long-run picture remains promising, investors should look to actively differentiate within the asset class going forward.

Economic Expansions and Recessions
Emerging market countries are not created equal
 
  • Emerging markets are an extremely diverse set of countries, with constituents in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
  • The sector composition of these countries can vary greatly; for example, a large part of Russia‚Äôs equity market is related to commodities whereas Korea is highly geared to the technology sector.
  • Recent challenges have made EM relatively cheap on a valuation basis, but understanding the make-up of these markets is critical to investing in this complex and risky asset class.
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