It's just a matter of time before China A-shares enter emerging-markets indexes.
Index funds are likely to add China A-Shares in the coming years.
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We dig into recent performance, the role of reforms, and concentration issues with some emerging-markets indexes.
These index funds and ETFs provide a lot of diversification at a very low cost.
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap provides exposure to both developed- and emerging-markets small caps, while WisdomTree offers a dividend-focused ETF and a currency-hedged ETF.
These funds have recently delivered strong returns, but moving in and out of them is not a sustainable strategy.
As a major oil importer, India's economy is expected to benefit
Investors looking to top up their international-equity allocation without increasing their foreign-currency exposure might consider Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF.
Morningstar's Patty Oey says these funds provide better exposure to emerging-markets growth than traditional market-cap weighted products.