Emerging Market Investment for the Risk Averse

Don't want to take on the risk of emerging markets investment, but do want exposure to the economic growth opportunities? Choose UK, US and European stocks with global revenues

Emma Wall 13 November, 2014 | 1:44PM
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This article is part of the Morningstar's Guide to Emerging Market Investing. Click here to find out just what an emerging market is and which hold the potential to grow exponentially - boosting your investment portfolio.

Emerging market investment can be a risky business. For those with the appetite for volatility – and a long-term investment horizon – emerging markets can bear fruit, helping boost your portfolio into double digit returns.

But what if you don’t have the aptitude to stomach losses, or your investment horizon is short and your goals set in stone? For many investors approaching retirement, or those using the stock market to attain a certain savings goal, it is advisable to stick to assets with a lower volatility profile. In these cases emerging market equities may not be suitable. However this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the upside emerging economies can add to your portfolio.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
ASI Asia Pacific Equity A Acc361.33 GBP0.65Rating
BHP Group PLC1,873.80 GBP0.00Rating
HSBC Holdings PLC376.05 GBP0.00Rating
JPM Emerging Markets A Net Acc3.25 GBP0.88Rating
Rio Tinto PLC4,829.50 GBP0.00Rating
Standard Chartered PLC442.00 GBP0.00Rating

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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