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Should Frontier Markets Have a Role in Your Portfolio?

They can be illiquid and higher risk, but they can provide diversification and additional growth opportunities, too.

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What do Argentina, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan have in common?

They are classified as frontier markets, a subset of emerging markets that are deemed even riskier and less liquid. As a result, their valuations tend to be cheap, the promise of growth great--and today, their returns are surging.

Manuela Badawy does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.