In contrast, 28 metros in Europe or the United States were ranked among the 30 metros with the weakest recoveries between 2009 to 2010. [Emerging Market ETFs: Lessons From Ireland.]

What this means for investors is simple: emerging markets may not always lead the recovery and the United States may not always be a laggard. But for now, emerging markets are white hot and the trend is there – you can’t fight it. [New Index Moves Past BRICs.]

For more information on the emerging markets, visit our emerging markets category.

There are a multitude of ways to get exposure to these markets in ETFs.

  • iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEM), Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO), WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity (NYSEArca: DEM) and EGShares Emerging Markets Large-Cap (NYSEArca: EEG) are all broad emerging market funds that represent the countries making up the emerging market landscape. They’re all-purpose funds that simply give investors the widest possible exposure to emerging market equities.
  • iShares Latin America 40 (NYSEArca: ILF), Market Vectors Gulf States (NYSEArca: MES) and SPDR S&P Emerging Asia (NYSEArca: GMF) are more focused options that deliver exposure to specific regions. Since these funds represent among the fastest-growing ones cited in the report, they may be a good option if you favor one over another.
  • Additionally, there are a growing number of single-country options, including iShares MSCI Chile (NYSEArca: ECH), Global X China Industrials (NYSEArca: CHII) and Market Vectors Vietnam (NYSEArca: VNM).

Max Chen contributed to this article.