Does South Korea Belong In Your Emerging Markets ETF?
When considering the equity allocation of an investor portfolio, perhaps the most common bifurcation made is between developed and emerging markets. The distinction between developed and emerging markets has become a hot topic in recent years thanks to the tremendous gaps in growth and risk between the two groups. As developed markets have struggled to get on track thanks to mounting debt burdens and rising unemployment, emerging markets have raced ahead and posted eye-popping growth figures thanks to favorable demographic shifts and a swelling middle class. To many investors the distinction between these two asset classes may seem straightforward. Developed markets are advanced economies with higher quality of life, sophisticated financial markets, and generally wealthier populations—such as the U.S. and Western Europe. Emerging economies are home to financial markets with fewer investor protections and standardized processes and to populations that tend to be less educated and more rural. But determining [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider Playing The Emerging Markets Through Small Cap ETFs Going Beyond EEM: Rounding Out Emerging Markets Exposure With ETFs Ten New Years’ Resolutions For ETF Investors State Street Planning Emerging Markets Dividend ETF