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This Is Like Investing in China… In 1980

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Hardly anyone would argue that China isn't an economic miracle.

Over the last 20 years, its 1.3 billion people have propelled the Chinese economy into the world's No. 2 spot.

But two decades of blistering 10% annual growth have moderated to 7%.

However, a potential sea change is underway in its southern neighbor, India.

With a new, impressive prime minister, and a burgeoning consumer population, they're setting up as the next economic miracle... Full Story

Emerging Markets Chart: These Countries Have Been Hit the Hardest in 2014

More than $7 billion was withdrawn from exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in emerging markets in January 2014, and this emerging markets chart shows which countries have been hit the hardest.

The S&P 500 has dipped 4.3% since the start of 2014, but that pales in comparison to the losses experienced by emerging markets ETFs.

ETFs serve as a good measuring stick for emerging market performance because they hold many of the top stocks, securities, or bonds from that country.

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The Top Emerging Market ETFs of 2014

Investors have been running from emerging markets in 2014, but two emerging market ETFs have pulled in double-digit gains this year.

More than $7 billion has been withdrawn from emerging market exchange-traded funds in 2014. As a result, funds like the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund (NYSE: EWZ) and Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSE: ARGT) have dropped 10.3% and 9.4%, respectively.

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Best Investments in Emerging Markets: MINT Is the Next BRIC

In 2001, the BRICs - Brazil, Russia, India, and China - would be the engines of economic growth. These four countries demonstrated enough political stability, population growth, and openness of trade to warrant being acclaimed as the economic superstars of the next decade.

They were named the best investments to make to play global growth. And they delivered.

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4 Drug Stocks to Buy Now to Capitalize on Emerging Market Growth

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Overall, this sector has healthy global sales of $959 billion and is expected to grow those sales at a rate of 4.5% a year. But in emerging markets, sales in this sector will grow at three times that rate. And on top of that, another development will make these markets even more lucrative.

We've identified the handful of companies best-positioned to take advantage of this...

Here’s How to Invest in Africa’s $300 Billion Electricity Boom

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President Obama is wrapping up a wide-ranging trip to Africa this week, one in which he talked about everything from human rights, the triumphs of Nelson Mandela, a return to growth in Zimbabwe and the prospects of an African renaissance.

But it was his comments about access to electricity that should have drawn the most attention. The President is setting the stage for a huge leap in Africa's standard of living - and most people probably didn't notice.

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Buy Into the Only Real Economy Left in the World

With most of the world's major economies running the printing presses to the point of absurdity, there's one country that's in the catbird seat when it comes a strong, stable economy.
It's a country that runs a budget surplus, has interest rates above the level of inflation, and also has a trade surplus.
And it's only going to get better.
Here's the country that's got its economy firing on all cylinders...