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Opportunity with emerging Asia ETFs

By Benzinga
Asset Management

With the MSCI Emerging Markets Index down about 14 percent this year, positioning the widely followed emerging markets benchmark for its third consecutive annual loss and fourth in five years, getting excited about developing world equities and exchange traded funds is increasingly difficult.

Focusing on various regions of the developing world can cloud investors' mood even more. For example, the iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index (ETF) (NYSE: ILF), thanks in large part to struggling Brazilian stocks, has tumbled about 25 percent year-to-date.
Emerging Asian Markets
ILF's Asia equivalent, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF (iShares Inc. (NYSE:EEMA)), has been less bad with a year-to-date loss of 13 percent. No investor should be excited by a 13 percent slide in less than nine months, but Emerging Asia could be the one corner of ...

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