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ETF Research and Analysis

by Patricia Oey
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets VWO provides market-cap-weighted exposure to equities from 22 emerging-markets countries. With an annual fee of 0.15%, it is one of the cheapest emerging-markets funds available.
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Bull Case

This is one of the cheapest emerging-markets funds.
In the coming years, emerging-markets stocks may provide diversification benefits as they are exposed to different macro trends and foreign currencies.
Long-term growth drivers for many companies in this fund include infrastructure spending and a rising middle class. Read more 

Bear Case

Emerging-markets equities are volatile, especially during periods of high uncertainty in global markets.
Many large-cap stocks in this fund are government-controlled; at times, these companies may place economic or political goals above profitability.
This fund has a large, and growing, allocation in China stocks. Read more 

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