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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.

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