ETF Strategist - Emerging Markets

IN FOCUS: Emerging Markets

In the global economy of the 21st century, emerging markets are a staple in most portfolios. From bonds to stocks to currencies, there's a way to play the growth story of these developing countries, but higher-than-average volatility and risk remain part of the tale.

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    By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com

    The long-term case for investing in emerging-markets is based on growing worldwide demand for commodities and the expansion of an enormous new middle class in those countries.

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    By: Mark McLaughlin, |Special to CNBC.com

    Potential weakness in the materials and commodities sectors is likely to drag on equities prices.

  • By: Mark McLaughlin, |Special to CNBC.com

    Strong domestic fundamentals in the BRICs and other countries  are likely to drive equity prices.

  • By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com

    Investors fearful of a global recession and its ill effects on emerging markets should look for short funds to bet against stocks there.

  • By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com

    Though the recent rebound makes current valuations unattractive,  outstanding fundamentals make this group a good medium- and long-term bet.

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