Should you stick with emerging markets? Advisers weigh in

Should you stick with emerging markets? Advisers weigh in
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If you hold an “emerging markets” stock fund in your IRA or 401(k), it’s been a white-knuckle few days. Chinese stocks dominate the emerging market indexes these days, accounting for about 40% of the typical fund. Widely held funds like the Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Fund (VEMAX) and its ETF equivalent (VWO) iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (IEMG) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) lost 5% of their value in a few days, though they’ve since rallied.

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