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Five reasons to ignore Trump’s trade threats and buy emerging market stocks

Brett Arends
Five reasons to ignore Trump’s trade threats and buy emerging market stocks

Investors don’t need to be reminded of the risks of emerging market stocks. In the past 10 years, the SPDR S&P 500 exchange traded fund (SPY) which mirrors the benchmark S&P 500 Index (SPX) of the largest U.S. stocks, has produced total gains of 290%. Vanguard’s FTSE Emerging Markets exchange traded fund (VWO) over the same period: 80%.