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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More than $7 billion has been withdrawn from emerging market exchange-traded funds in 2014.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.
The MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE: EEM) measures the market performance in global emerging markets, and is as a strong barometer for emerging markets as a whole. That fund is down 7.3% in 2014.
Not every emerging market ETF has experienced a selloff in 2014, however. These two have greatly outperformed the markets…
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The Market Vectors Egypt ETF (NYSE: EGPT) has posted a 15.9% gain since the start of the year. The fund primarily invests in companies that generate at least 50% of their revenue in Egypt, or that are listed on an exchange in Egypt. As of Feb. 7, EGPT traded at $62.27.
The Market Vectors Vietnam ETF (NYSE: VNM) has also had a strong 2014, up 10.4%. VNM began the year trading at $18.58 and is now priced at $20.75 per share.
Analysts have attributed the sell-off in emerging markets to slowing growth in China and to the Federal Reserve Bank's decision to taper its quantitative easing program. Clearly, those factors have not had an impact on these two emerging market ETFs.
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