Some of the best-performing exchange traded funds (ETFs) this year have been in the hot and getting hotter area of emerging markets. But is there any steam left in this rally?

Although the pace may eventually slow down, Barron’s reports that emerging markets still have room left to grow in the long haul. And for the time being, they may be the place to hide out as developed markets still work toward normalcy. In the near-term, growth rates in developed nations are expected to be lackluster, and much less robust than those in the developing world’s. (What you’re missing when you’re not globally invested).

Countries that are resource rich and developing are stockpiling cash and shoring up their balance sheets for a strong recovery and a growth spurt unlike any seen before. Earnings and  economic activity have been revived. Morgan Stanley feels that earnings in emerging markets have bottomed in the third quarter and they’re now set to climb again. (Why frontier markets could be even bigger).

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