The Five Best and Worst Emerging Country Equity Returns 2003 Thru 2018

Emerging equity markets are have higher risks but can yield higher returns. The following chart shows how diversification among these markets is essential for long-term success with this type of asset class. No one country is the consistent performer each year. For example, in 2018 Qatar was the best market while Turkey was the worst. Brazil was the best performer in 2009 and again in 2016.Despite almost daily hype about China in the media, the country’s equity index ranked the top emerging market all the way back in 2006.

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Note: The returns shown above are in British Pound Sterling and the returns are based on MSCI indices

Source: Lazard Asset Management

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