Emerging markets have been relatively robust throughout the 2008 global economic crisis, compared to many developed countries. In particular, emerging market bond funds have offered strong returns as they lagged equities in the prior run-up.
Investors looking for the next opportunities in emerging markets may want to consider transitioning from BRIC economies to the Next Eleven (N-11) economies. Goldman Sachs coined the term in 2005 to represent economies with BRIC-like potential.
Today, many of these economies are strong performers on the global stage. For instance, in 2011, Turkey grew 8.5%, Indonesia grew 6.4% and the Philippines grew 4.7%. Investors looking to capitalize on these can do so using several ETFs, including:
- iShares MSCI Turkey Index (TUR)
- Market Vectors Indonesia Index (IDX)
- iShares MSCI Philippines Index (EPHE)