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The Rationale for Investing in Emerging Markets

by David Hale

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David Hale is a macroeconomist and chairman of David Hale Global Economics, Inc. He spoke with me recently about why individual investors should consider emerging markets.

—Charles Rotblut, CFA

Charles Rotblut (CR): What’s the rationale for investing in emerging markets? Why should investors include securities from these countries in their portfolios?

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David Hale is a macroeconomist and chairman of David Hale Global Economics, Inc.


Discussion

Sumner Moulton from Maine posted about 1 year ago:

I have followed David Hale in the newspapers for several years and found his reasoning to be sound. He is one of few who seem to have an innate ability to grasp the overall picture accurately.


William Akers from Texas posted about 1 year ago:

Emerging markets are quite dependent on US markets because we are the princeable buyers of their exports. Hence they will be more volatile than our markets.


Rajendra Bhatnagar from Virginia posted 9 months ago:

What advice will David Hale have for a retiree in his seventies. It appears Emerging markets are too risky for investors with rather short time span.


Irvin Hoechner from North Carolina posted 9 months ago:

At the age of 83, this type of investment is too uncertain. To develope these investment resources would take five to ten years to see any signficant growth. Investment in these third world countries would only jepordize my portfolio which I wish to pass on to my children and my grandchildren.

Irvin L. Hoechner


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