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3 Picks Among Emerging-Markets Funds

Our analysts share three of their top emerging-markets stock funds on the heels of a strong year for the category.

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Jeremy Glaser: After years of underperformance, emerging-markets funds have done very well in 2017 with the category up over 25%. We think emerging markets can be an important part of many investors' portfolios and asked our fund analysts to share three of their favorite picks for long-term investors.

Andrew Daniels: Gold-rated American Funds New World is a good way to get cheap, low-risk exposure to emerging markets. Rather than being a pure play on emerging markets, the fund typically invests more than a third of its assets in developed-market stocks which have heavy revenue exposure to emerging markets. This helps the fund be less volatile than its peers, and it tends to sacrifice some upside potential and deliver solid downside protection. A deep bench of analysts and managers and low fees also benefit fundholders.

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