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For long-term investor, a move worse than being in emerging markets now would be dumping them

Eric Rosenbaum

Turkey's economic crisis and the slide in the lira has stoked fears of an emerging markets contagion. EM shocks are nothing new, or unexpected, though some recent factors need to be on the radar of investors: the strength of the U.S. dollar, tariff policy and years of emerging markets dollar-based borrowing. Long-term investors should be prepared to ride out volatility in emerging markets.