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Factor Investing in Emerging Markets

Emerging-markets ETFs that employ factor investing methodologies avoid some of the drawbacks of cap-weighted approaches. Here are our top picks.

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Note: This article is part of Morningstar's December 2013 Emerging-Markets Week special report. It originally appeared in the December/January 2014 issue of MorningstarAdvisor magazine. To subscribe, please call 1-800-384-4000.

 Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) and  iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) are by far the largest emerging-markets funds. Thanks in part to their excellent liquidity, they are often used as short-term holdings, for cash equitization, or for speculation.

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Patricia Oey does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.