On The Relative Size Of Emerging Markets To Developed Markets

Emerging equity markets are small in size relative to the market capitalization of developed markets. Emerging markets accounted for just over 12% of global market capitalization.

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Source: The Curious Case for Emerging Markets by Philip Huber at bpsandpieces

From an opportunity standpoint, the emerging universe is huge with over 6,000 stocks in the 24 emerging markets with a total value of about $7.0 Trillion. So completely avoiding this big set of potential investment opportunities is not a wise strategy.

Similarly emerging markets represent only about 12% of the MSCI World Index:

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Source: MSCI

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