While it is true that EEMV does have far more financial exposure (25%) than low-volatility investments stateside, EEMV is up 8.2% year-to-date and it has been hitting higher highs since bottoming out in early June.
iShares MSCI Thailand
This relative newcomer to the iShares exchange-traded lineup suffered mightily in 2011. Of equal concern, THD tracks an index that is heavily weighted towards financials and energy.
Nevertheless, the Thai economy is expanding at a rapid clip as local businesses recover from the prior year's floods. Best of all, the current trend remains THD's friend.
iShares MSCI Malaysia
Some countries may put up unbelievable GDP growth numbers. However, that often comes at the expense of inflation. (Think China and India). In contrast, Malaysia has the lowest inflation rate in all of Asia (1.6%), while still growing at 4.7% in the latest quarter. Meanwhile, unemployment is only 3%. What's not to like?
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