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Market Decode: Why Should You Care About Emerging Markets?

They may seem far away and unfamiliar, but now might be the right time to consider including them in your portfolio. Nick Giorgi with our Chief Investment Office explains why.

If you’re not sure where emerging markets are, you’re not alone. There are 24 in all,1 and they’re scattered around the world. But what unites them is that their combined GDP is expected to grow at a rate double that of the U.S. — by 4.6% in 2017 and 4.9% in 2018, while U.S. GDP is projected to grow only 2.1% in those years.2

3 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

  1. Could my portfolio benefit from being more geographically diversified?
  2. What are some ways I might gain exposure to potential emerging market growth?
  3. What percent of my portfolio should be devoted to emerging markets?

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2 BofA Merrill Lynch Global Economics Research


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