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Russia Boosts Emerging Market ETFs

While recent flooding may cost 1% of GDP in Poland, it was the only country in the EU to grow last year. The OECD forecasts growth of 3.1% this year and 3.9% next year. The zloty is a volatile currency though and tends to tumble when markets grow nervous.

With that volatility in mind, this is the sort of investment that should be undertaken only by those with hefty risk tolerance, since although the long term looks healthy, volatility in the near term could still weigh heavily on these ETFs.

-- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.

Stock quotes in this article: EEM, VWO, GUR 
At the time of publication, Dion Money Management is not long any of the funds mentioned.

Don Dion is president and founder of Dion Money Management, a fee-based investment advisory firm to affluent individuals, families and nonprofit organizations, where he is responsible for setting investment policy, creating custom portfolios and overseeing the performance of client accounts. Founded in 1996 and based in Williamstown, Mass., Dion Money Management manages assets for clients in 49 states and 11 countries. Dion is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Maine and has more than 25 years' experience working in the financial markets, having founded and run two publicly traded companies before establishing Dion Money Management.

Dion also is publisher of the Fidelity Independent Adviser family of newsletters, which provides to a broad range of investors his commentary on the financial markets, with a specific emphasis on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. With more than 100,000 subscribers in the U.S. and 29 other countries, Fidelity Independent Adviser publishes six monthly newsletters and three weekly newsletters. Its flagship publication, Fidelity Independent Adviser, has been published monthly for 11 years and reaches 40,000 subscribers.

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