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Friday, May 27 2011
The final in a series of charts that have been uploaded to the site in recent days looks at 15 years of return history for 21 emerging markets up until the end of 2010.

Equity Returns of Emerging Markets

The first page of the chart ranks the returns from each market year by year.

The second page breaks the chart down in alphabetical rather than year by year rank order.

An interesting take away was the under-performance of the BRIC markets - Brazil, Russia, India and China in 2010 and 2008. It is also interesting to see the huge swings in fortunes for markets from one year to the next.

It reminds us of the great difficulty in picking the best market in which to be invested in for the long term and also the risks involved with trying to pick "winning" emerging markets from one year to the next.  We think holding a portfolio invested in all of these markets makes better sense.

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