Emerging Markets Conundrum
May 20 2010.
Research Affiliates examines the underperformance of traditional emerging market equity indexes relative to the spectacular growth of emerging economies from 1994 to 2009, concluding, "the gap between emerging market economic and stock market performance is a [i]direct result of the return drag from capitalization weighting[/i]."
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