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Emerging-Markets Funds Weather the Storm

Four emerging-markets Morningstar Medalists have shown their upside on the downside.

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This article was originally published in the August 2018 issue of Morningstar FundInvestor. Slight adjustments were made to reflect recent market changes. Download a complimentary copy of FundInvestor by visiting the website.

Emerging-markets stocks have had a rough time of it lately. The diversified emerging-markets Morningstar Category has been one of the worst-performing categories so far in 2018, with China region and Latin America stock (subsets of emerging markets) among the only categories to perform worse through mid-August. Yet these were among the best-performing categories in 2017, illustrating how volatile this section of the market can be.

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