January 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST
Going Beyond EEM: Rounding Out Emerging Markets Exposure With ETFs
In recent years, emerging markets have been established as the clear leaders of global GDP growth, while the economies of the U.S. and western Europe have stalled. Developed markets are facing stubbornly high unemployment and limited flexibility thanks to mounting debt burdens, while emerging markets continue to race ahead. In a recent economics paper, Goldman Sachs re-examined the prospects of emerging markets, and struck an extremely bullish tone for the future. Goldman’s report makes numerous bold (but well supported) claims, including the expectation of China to surpass the US in equity market capitalization by 2030 and become the single largest equity market in the world. The report also notes that emerging markets currently account for 37% of global GDP, but that that percentage will increase to 49% by 2020 and 59% by 2030 [see ETFs For The "Next-11" Economies]. The rise in global economic importance of emerging markets has coincided with [...] 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 Case For The Emerging Markets Consumer ETF (ECON) Ten ETFs Every Advisor Should Know (But Most Have Never Heard Of): Part II Emerging Markets ETFs: Where’s The Consumer Exposure?
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