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Developed Markets

What are developed markets?

Developed markets are countries with industrialized economies, strong political and legal systems, and robust technological infrastructures.

Countries considered developed markets have high income per capita and generally less wealth inequality. Examples include the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. Companies headquartered in these markets operate in established economies and have access to highly developed financial systems. Emerging markets, unlike their developed counterparts, are countries transitioning to modern, industrial economies. Emerging-markets stocks are generally associated with more risk.