While underperforming year-to-date, the long-term investment case for Emerging Market stocks remains compelling. This chart shows the incredible growth of the middle class in Emerging Markets such as India & China over the last 20+ years, and that expected over the next 10+ years, fueling the purchases of everything from automobiles to mobile phones.
Emerging Market stocks are more volatile than their U.S. counterparts, but have made up for this with higher average annual returns over long time periods.
Source: JP Morgan’s 2018 Q3 Guide to the Markets
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